When we compare the 2020 Audi A3's and the 2020 Honda Civic's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Audi A3 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. The 2020 Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Audi A3's and the 2020 Honda Civic's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Honda Civic is a better car than the 2020 Audi A3.
2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Honda Civic Pricing
A used 2020 Audi A3 ranges from $22,882 to $31,994 while a used 2020 Honda Civic is priced between $19,391 to $26,991.
2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic loses 30.4 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Honda Civic retains 18.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Audi A3.
2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Honda Civic Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi A3 is 8.7 out of 10 while the Honda Civic's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Audi A3 being ranked 6 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Honda Civic being ranked 3 out of 26 Best Compact Cars.
2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Honda Civic Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi A3 is 8.0 out of 10. For the Honda Civic the reliability rating is 8.8 out of 10. This gives the Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic base engine makes 158 horsepower. The A3 is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 475 miles. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 446 miles. This gives the 2020 Audi A3 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Honda Civic. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2020 Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.