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2020 Audi A3 vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

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2020 Audi
A3

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2021 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$33,300 to $36,500
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$27,750 to $35,300
Invoice* $31,304 to $34,312 $26,460 to $33,655
MPG - City 22 - 27 45 - 50
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 51 - 54
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 feel a little more squished in the Audi A3 than in the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, due to the Audi A3's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A3 is much slimmer than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi A3 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is somewhat more powerful than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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 Hybrid. The Audi A3 has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.