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2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Kia Cadenza Review

New 2020 Audi A3

2020 Audi
A3

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New 2020 Kia Cadenza

2020 Kia
Cadenza

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MSRP*
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$33,300 to $36,500
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$37,850 to $43,550
Invoice* $31,304 to $34,312 $36,147 to $41,591
MPG - City 22 - 27 20
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Kia Cadenza than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Cadenza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A3 as you will with the Kia Cadenza, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Cadenza. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Audi A3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Kia Cadenza.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A3 is much slimmer than the Kia Cadenza, 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 Kia Cadenza.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Cadenza.

Handling
The Audi A3 has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Cadenza, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is significantly less powerful than the Kia Cadenza. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Kia Cadenza. The Audi A3 has significantly less cargo room than the Kia Cadenza, 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 Kia Cadenza.