2020 Audi A3 vs 2020 Audi A4 Comparison in Columbus, OH

German engineered performance sedans have long been a symbol on the road of power and prestige. Yet they don't have to cost tens of thousands more than rival sedans from mainstream brands. Of course, the cars from those brands can't perform like an Audi sedan. They don't luxuriate with premium materials like grey oak natural wood and standard genuine leather like an Audi sedan. And they certainly don't look like an Audi sedan. Get the unmatched elegance of Audi for your commute for less than you might think! The 2020 Audi A3 and 2020 Audi A4 are bona fide luxury sedans that come with a compact footprint and a compact price. Elevate your commute today at Audi Columbus. Find out below what the differences are between the 2020 Audi A3 and A4 sedans.

2020 Audi A3 vs 2020 Audi A4 Exterior

Size & Capacity: 2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Audi A4

The 2020 Audi A3 is the littlest Audi sedan in the lineup, but it's still got comfortable seating for up to five passengers. It's considered a subcompact sedan, unlike its bigger brother the 2020 Audi A4. The A4 is a compact sedan and features a bit more room inside and a longer wheelbase for even greater stability at high speeds.

You can feel the difference for yourself at Audi Columbus when you test drive them both! The differences are hard to capture on paper, with the 2020 Audi A4 offering less than an inch of extra legroom and a couple inches of extra headroom compared to the 2020 Audi A4. Choose the 2020 Audi A4 if you want more everyday comfort and versatility for rear seat passengers. If you just want a compact, nimble sports sedan with some extra seats for shorter drives, the 2020 Audi A3 is always a great choice.

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2020 Audi A3 vs 2020 Audi A4 Interior

Standard Features: 2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Audi A4

In a bit of a surprise, the smaller 2020 Audi A3 comes standard with bigger wheels, 18" for a more aggressive look. The 2020 Audi A4 features 17" wheels as standard with a bit more sidewall for greater comfort on bumpy pavement. While the 2020 Audi A4 features standard LED headlights, the 2020 Audi A3 features standard Bi-Xenon headlights. Both are superior to ordinary halogen bulbs, but the LED headlights are the latest in design and technology from Audi.

On the interior, there aren't too many differences. A standard touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™ keeps you connected on both models. You also get luxuries that most rival brands require you to pay extra for as options, like heated front seats and genuine leather upholstery. However, with tri-zone automatic climate controls, rear seat passengers get their own dedicated temperature settings in the 2020 Audi A4. The 2020 Audi A3 features dual-zone automatic climate controls instead. 

Driver Assist Technology: 2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Audi A4

When it comes to the safety technology everybody wants most from their next luxury car, you can't go wrong with either Audi sedan. At the entry level, Audi pre sense® provides forward collision warning and automatic braking. Both models offer advanced features like adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go as added options. One minor difference: The 2020 Audi A4 also comes standard with high beam assist, automatically modulating your brights at night as oncoming traffic nears. That's a feature you can get with an upgrade on the 2020 Audi A3.

2020 Audi A3 vs 2020 Audi A4 Features

Performance & Drive: Size & Capacity: 2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Audi A4

Under the hood of both the 2020- Audi A3 and A4 is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine -- but they're tuned a bit differently for different performance levels. The entry-level 2020 Audi A3 model makes 184 horsepower on regular fuel, while the entry-level 2020 Audi A4 makes 188 horsepower on premium fuel. Both models also come standard as front-wheel drive vehicles with optional quattro® all-wheel drive as an added upgrade. Best of all, when you upgrade to quattro® AWD, you also get a boost in power! AWD 2020 Audi A3 models deliver 228 horsepower while AWD 2020 Audi A4 models provide 248 horsepower.

Both models come with a dual-clutch automatic transmission for quick shifts that are silky smooth for instantaneous power delivery. The 2020 Audi A4 also comes standard with paddle shifters for even greater driver engagement. Paddle shifters are an optional extra on the 2020 Audi A3.

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Which Audi Sedan Is Right For Me?

With a starting MSRP of just $33,300, the 2020 Audi A3 is the most affordable way to step up to Audi performance. You'll love its nimble handling and compact footprint, and you'll be even more impressed by all the luxury we fit inside. It's a fantastic commuter for individuals and couples alike. The 2020 Audi A4 is an even better choice when you've got more frequent backseat passengers and longer highway cruises ahead, and for not much more money! The 2020 Audi A4 has a starting MSRP of $37,400.

2020 Audi A32020 Audi A4
$33,300Starting MSRP*$37,400
Subcompact Executive SedanVehicle ClassCompact Executive Sedan
184Standard Horsepower188
228Available Horsepower248
Available Upgradequattro® All-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
RegularRequired FuelPremium
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate ControlStandard Climate ControlsTri-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Bi-XenonStandard HeadlightsLED
35.1"Rear Seat Legroom35.7"
103.8"Wheelbase111.0" 

*Prices exclude $995 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.