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2020 Audi A3 vs. 2022 Subaru Legacy Review

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2020 Audi
A3

MSRP*: $33,300 to $36,500
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2022 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $22,995 to $36,195
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Invoice* $31,304 to $34,312 $21,715 to $33,799
MPG - City 22 - 27 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 10.0 - 12.3 ft3 15.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 184 - 228 hp 182 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 175.5 - 175.7 in 190.6 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 36.5 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 37.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

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

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy 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 Subaru Legacy. 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 Subaru Legacy have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A3 is much slimmer than the Subaru Legacy, 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 Subaru Legacy.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Audi A3 and the Subaru Legacy.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Subaru Legacy. The Audi A3 has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Legacy, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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