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2019 Audi S3 vs. 2019 Audi S4 Review

New 2019 Audi S3

2019 Audi
S3

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New 2019 Audi S4

2019 Audi
S4

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MSRP*
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$44,500
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$50,200
Invoice* $41,832 $47,188
MPG - City 22 21
MPG - Hwy 29 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Audi S4 than the Audi S3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Audi S4 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi S3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi S3 as you will with the Audi S4, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi S3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Audi S4. 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 S3 and the Audi S4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi S3 is much slimmer than the Audi S4, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi S3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Audi S4.

Drivetrain
The Audi S3 has much less torque than the Audi S4, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Audi S3 has a smaller turning radius than the Audi S4, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi S3 has less horsepower than the Audi S4, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi S3 and the Audi S4. The Audi S3 has significantly less cargo room than the Audi S4, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Audi S3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi S4.