Compare the Audi A3
to the Competition in Allentown, PA

Searching for the perfect luxury sedan can feel challenging. Well, it feels challenging until you set your sights on the new Audi A3. With premium performance, high-quality comfort, and convenience in every seat, no other lineup provides an enjoyable ride quite like the Audi A3. If you crave unique Audi technology and amenities to keep the right interesting, we encourage you to check out the new A3.

Through your research, you may have come across popular rivals to the Audi A3, like the BMW 2 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedans. It can be tough to distinguish between some luxury sedans, but the Audi A3 sets itself apart with advantages and amenities you can't find in other lineups. Learn more about the A3 sedan below and see how it stays a step ahead of the competition.

Audi A3 vs. BMW 2 Series

Affordability is probably the top of anyone's list when shopping for a new vehicle, especially when it comes to luxury models. The Audi A3 is an exceptional model, and it only gets better with an affordable price tag starting at $34,800. While the BMW 2 Series isn't the most expensive model out there, it's still a bit pricier than the Audi A3 - the BMW sedan starts at $36,350, about $1,500 more than the A3.

While the Audi A3 is the more affordable of the two sedans, you won't sacrifice features to achieve the lower price point. The Audi sedan includes features like a panoramic sunroof, leather seating surfaces, and heated front seats standard. The BMW 2 Series offers options like those in the Audi A3, but you'll need to pay more to have them equipped. The Audi's console center is dominated by a standard 10.1-inch touchscreen, while higher trim levels enjoy a 12.3-inch option with seamless smartphone connectivity. The 2 Series sedan starts with an 8.8-inch touchscreen and barely beats the Audi A3 base model's touchscreen with the more expensive 10.3-inch screen. For more value, you'll want the Audi A3.

The BMW 2 Series offers ample power under the hood, but does that translate to its efficiency? Not when compared to the Audi A3. Thanks to A3's new mild-hybrid technology pairing with the standard turbocharged engine, the Audi sedan achieves an EPA-estimated 29/38 mpg city/highway. Conversely, the more powerful BMW 2 Series can only manage an estimated 26/35 mpg city/highway. You'll go farther on one tank of gas in the Audi A3.

Audi A3 vs. Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Features. Features. Features. Audi A3 drivers will love how many amenities come standard with the new lineup, making it a delight to drive for your morning commute. From classy leather seating surfaces to heated and power-adjustable front seats, you'll look for every excuse to hit the road. The Audi A3 also equips a standard 10.1-inch touchscreen, with the option to upgrade trim levels and unlock the 12.3-inch touchscreen. Mercedes-Benz A-Class drivers might feel like they miss out, as they only come standard with a seven-inch touchscreen or an optional 10.25-inch screen. With the A3, you get automatic headlights and active lane change assist - you won't find these features standard on the A-Class sedan.

While both sedans feature roomy interiors with seating for five, the trunk space speaks a different story. You might not buy a sedan for its cargo space, but having more room than you expect can make life easier. Luckily, the Audi A3 helps you out with 12.3 cubic feet of trunk space - almost 4-more cubic feet than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class offers.

Efficiency makes your drive simpler, especially when you aren't stopping for gas more than you'd like. The Audi A3's turbocharged gas engine pairs with a mild-hybrid setup to ensure you aren't looking for your nearest gas station more often. The A3 gets an estimated 29/38 mpg city/highway. The Mercedes-Benz sedan can't match the Audi's horsepower and just matches its torque output. Unfortunately, this doesn't translate to better efficiency - the A-Class sedan offers 24/35 mpg.

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Eager to travel in premium comfort and convenience today? Meet with the Audi Allentown team today to test drive the new Audi A3 at your leisure!

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