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2020 Audi A3 vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat Review

Picture of the 2020 Audi A3

2020 Audi
A3

MSRP*: $33,300 to $36,500
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2022 Volkswagen
Passat

MSRP*: $27,295 to $30,295
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MPG - City 22 - 27 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 184-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 174-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 184 - 228 hp 174 hp
Exterior Length 175.5 - 175.7 in 193.6 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 36.5 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 37.4 in
Rear 37.8 in
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 Volkswagen Passat than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Passat will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat 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 Volkswagen Passat.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A3 is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Passat, 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 Volkswagen Passat.

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

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

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

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

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