Audi A3

There is a reason that Audi has become synonymous with luxury. Audi has finely honed their craft over the past several decades, leading to a brand that knows quality and comfort better than anyone else. While the Audi A3 does get some competition in the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, both of them fall short of the Audi A3.

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Audi A3 vs BMW 3 Series

  • The standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the Audi A3 gives 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The standard engine in the BMW 3 Series gives only 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Audi A3 offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity; the BMW 3 offers only Apple CarPlay.
  • For those who love to drive with the wind in their hair, the Audi A3 is available as a convertible. The BMW Series 3 is not.

Audi A3 vs Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

  • The base engine in the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class gives 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This is less horsepower (although the same amount of torque) as the base engine in the Audi A3.
  • The Audi A3 received a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The  Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class did not.
  • Like the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is not available as a convertible.

There are definitely a lot of fine luxury cars out there. Unfortunately, almost all of them manage to come up short in some way. For the finest in comfort and capability, the Audi A3 is the clear choice. Audi provides the finest ride on the road; nothing else can compete. If you're in the Glenwood Springs, Vail, Aspen or Edward area, come try out an Audi A3 for yourself. Just give us a call at (888) 726-5083, or stop by in person here in Glenwood Springs, CO. We can't wait to meet you.


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