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2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Subaru Legacy Review

New 2020 Audi A3

2020 Audi
A3

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New 2020 Subaru Legacy

2020 Subaru
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MSRP*
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$33,300 to $36,500
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$22,745 to $35,895
Invoice* $31,304 to $34,312 $21,486 to $33,523
MPG - City 22 - 27 24 - 27
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
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 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Legacy.

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.

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

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.