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Audi S3 vs. Audi S6

When we compare the Audi S3 to the Audi S6, the Audi S3 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and fuel efficiency. The Audi S6 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Audi S3 and Audi S6 have the same overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Audi S3 versus the Audi S6, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Audi S3 versus Audi S6 Pricing

For a new model, the Audi S3's price is between $49,287 and $59,549, with the Audi S6 priced between $80,448 and $94,144.

Audi S3 versus Audi S6 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi S3 and Audi S6 is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Audi S3 being ranked 10 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Audi S6 being ranked 4 out of 8 Best Luxury Midsize Cars for the Money.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Audi S3’s base engine makes 306 horsepower, and the Audi S6 base engine makes 444 horsepower. The S3 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 464 miles. The S6 is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 502 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Audi S6, a midsize car, 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 trunk space.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Audi S3 and the Audi S6 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$49,287 - $59,549

Used Asking Price:

$35,274 - $45,989

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$80,448 - $94,144

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

6.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 39
19 / 39

iSeeCars Rankings

6 / 29
8 / 29

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

2.0T quattro Premium, 2.0T quattro Premium Plus, 2.0T quattro Prestige

Trim Levels

2.9T quattro Premium, 2.9T quattro Premium Plus, 2.9T quattro Prestige

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

306 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque:

295 foot-lbs @ 1900 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.087 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

444 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

442 foot-lbs @ 2900 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.099 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 32 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

334 / 464 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.9 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

367 / 502 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

36.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53 inches

Cargo Space:

8.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

86.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

13.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

98.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3527 lbs

Width:

78.1 inches

Height:

55.7 inches

Length:

177.3 inches

Wheelbase:

103.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4486 lbs

Width:

83.1 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

195 inches

Wheelbase:

115.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/40R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

21.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/35R21