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2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda6 Review

New 2020 Audi A3

2020 Audi
A3

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New 2020 Mazda Mazda6

2020 Mazda
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MSRP*
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$33,300 to $36,500
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$24,100 to $35,400
Invoice* $31,304 to $34,312 $22,880 to $33,420
MPG - City 22 - 27 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 31 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Mazda Mazda6 than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mazda Mazda6 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 Mazda Mazda6, 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). The Audi A3 is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda Mazda6. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mazda Mazda6.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A3 is much slimmer than the Mazda Mazda6, 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 Mazda Mazda6.

Drivetrain
The Audi A3 has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda6, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Audi A3 has about the same turning radius as the Mazda Mazda6, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi A3 has less horsepower than the Mazda Mazda6, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Mazda Mazda6. The Audi A3 has less cargo capacity than the Mazda Mazda6, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A3 than that of the Mazda Mazda6.