2024 Audi A3 vs. 2024 Nissan Altima Review

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2024 Audi
A3

MSRP*: $35,800 to $37,800
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2024 Nissan
Altima

MSRP*: $26,000 to $35,700
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MPG - City 27 - 29 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 37 MPG 34 - 39 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 201-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 188-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 248-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 182 - 248 hp
Exterior Length 176.9 in 192.9 in
Exterior Width 71.5 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 43.8 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 36.8 in
Rear 36.6 in
Front 38.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.7 - 36.9 in

*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 Nissan Altima with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Nissan Altima 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 Nissan Altima, 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 Nissan Altima.

Dimensions
The Audi A3 is a little narrower than the Nissan Altima, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Nissan Altima.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Altima.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Altima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Nissan Altima.