In comparing the 2020 Audi A3's and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Audi A3 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Audi A3's and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a better car than the 2020 Audi A3.
2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Pricing
A used 2020 Audi A3 ranges from $22,882 to $31,994 while a used 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is priced between $25,492 to $38,995.
2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class loses 44.4 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class retains 4.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Audi A3.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Audi A3’s base engine makes 184 horsepower, and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class base engine makes 188 horsepower. The A3 is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 475 miles. The A-Class is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 473 miles. This gives the 2020 Audi A3 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The A3 uses regular unleaded, and the A-Class uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a subcompact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room and rear shoulder room. The 2020 Audi A3, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of rear leg room cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The 2020 Audi A3 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.