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2020 Audi A3 vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Review

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2020 Audi
A3

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2021 Hyundai
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MSRP*
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$33,300 to $36,500
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$23,950 to $33,950
Invoice* $31,304 to $34,312 $23,006 to $32,267
MPG - City 22 - 27 23 - 28
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 33 - 38
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Sonata than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Audi A3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi A3 is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Sonata. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A3 and the Hyundai Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A3 is much slimmer than the Hyundai Sonata, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi A3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Sonata.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Hyundai Sonata.

Handling
The Audi A3 has about the same turning radius as the Hyundai Sonata, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Audi A3 and the Hyundai Sonata.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Hyundai Sonata. The Audi A3 has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Sonata, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Audi A3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata.