When comparing the 2020 Audi A3's and the 2020 BMW 3 Series's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Audi A3 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, resale value and overall quality score. The 2020 BMW 3 Series has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume and base engine power. The 2020 Audi A3 and 2020 BMW 3 Series have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Audi A3's and the 2020 BMW 3 Series's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 BMW 3 Series Pricing
A used 2020 Audi A3 ranges from $22,882 to $31,994 while a used 2020 BMW 3 Series is priced between $25,585 to $46,999.
2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 BMW 3 Series Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Audi A3 loses 48.8 percent of its value and the 2020 BMW 3 Series loses 52.3 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Audi A3 retains 3.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 BMW 3 Series.
2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 BMW 3 Series Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi A3 is 8.7 out of 10 while the BMW 3 Series' quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Audi A3 being ranked 6 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars and the BMW 3 Series being ranked 7 out of 36. Out of 30 Best Luxury Compact Cars, the Audi A3 is ranked 6 and the BMW 3 Series is ranked 7.
2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 BMW 3 Series Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi A3 is 8.0 out of 10. For the BMW 3 Series the reliability rating is 8.4 out of 10. This gives the BMW 3 Series a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Audi A3.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Audi A3’s base engine makes 184 horsepower, and the 2020 BMW 3 Series base engine makes 255 horsepower. The A3 is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 475 miles. The 3 Series is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 562 miles. This gives the 2020 BMW 3 Series the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Audi A3. The A3 uses regular unleaded, and the 3 Series uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2020 BMW 3 Series has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2020 Audi A3 and the 2020 BMW 3 Series have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.