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2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Subaru WRX Review

New 2020 Audi A3

2020 Audi
A3

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New 2020 Subaru WRX

2020 Subaru
WRX

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MSRP*
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$33,300 to $36,500
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$27,495 to $32,095
Invoice* $31,304 to $34,312 $25,925 to $30,170
MPG - City 22 - 27 21
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 N/A
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 feel a little more squished in the Audi A3 than in the Subaru WRX, due to the Audi A3's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Subaru WRX 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 Subaru WRX, 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 Subaru WRX. 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 WRX.

Dimensions
The Audi A3 is about the same width as the Subaru WRX. The Audi A3 is slightly shorter than the Subaru WRX, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru WRX.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is significantly less powerful than the Subaru WRX. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Subaru WRX. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi A3 as you will in the Subaru WRX.

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