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2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Review

New 2020 Audi A3

2020 Audi
A3

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

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MSRP*
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$33,300 to $36,500
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$32,800 to $34,800
Invoice* $31,304 to $34,312 $30,832 to $32,712
MPG - City 22 - 27 24
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 34 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
The Audi A3 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, 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). Whether you pick the Audi A3 or the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A3 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The Audi A3 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Warranty
The Audi A3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.