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Audi A3 Sedan
2020 Audi A3 Sedan
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$33,300
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2020 Mazda 3 Sedan
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
10 ft³
Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
8.6 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
184 hp @ 4300 rpm
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
188 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
221 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
221 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.1 ft
34.8 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
16" x 6.5"
17" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
16" x 6.5"
17" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Multi-Link
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/40HR18
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR17
Rear Tire
P225/40HR18
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
30 MPG
28 MPG
City
27 MPG
26 MPG
24 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
35 MPG
35 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 Tons/yr
5.9 Tons/yr
6.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
13.2 gallons
13.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
356.4 miles
343.2 miles
324 miles
Cruising Range Highway
475.2 miles
462 miles
472.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.5 in
183.5 in
179.1 in
Height
55.7 in
56.9 in
56.9 in
Max Width
70.7 in
70.7 in
70.7 in
Front Width
61.2 in
61.7 in
61.7 in
Rear Width
60.1 in
62.2 in
60.9 in
Wheelbase
103.8 in
107.3 in
107.4 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.5 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.2 in
42.3 in
41.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
36.5 in
38 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.8 in
55.7 in
55.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
54.6 in
57.4 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
35.1 in
33.9 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.1 in
37.3 in
37.2 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53 in
53.5 in
54 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
50.9 in
56.9 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,197 lbs
3,071 lbs
3,285 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
10 ft³
13.2 ft³
8.6 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Ibis White
  • Quantum Gray
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Jupiter Red
  • Night Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Cosmos Blue Metallic
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Monsoon Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nano Gray Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
N/A
  • Cosmos Black Metallic
  • Denim Blue Metallic
  • Digital White Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Mountain Grey Metallic
  • Patagonia Red Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black w/Gray Stitching, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Chestnut Brown, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Magma Red w/Anthracite, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Rock Gray/Gray, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, DINAMICA/MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Macchiato Beige, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Neva Grey/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
N/A
  • Bahia Brown, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Classic Red/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Titanium Grey/Black, Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Optional
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Navigation System
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Seat Memory
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Seat-Massage
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Optional
Not Available
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles