Audi A3 Sportback vs Audi A5 Sportback Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2018 Audi A3 Sportback
e-tron 1.4T Premium FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,893
27 listings nationwide

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2021 Audi A5 Sportback
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,968
2 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Audi A3 Sportback
e-tron 1.4T Premium FWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

People shopping for a 2018 Audi A3 have multiple choices: front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, two-door convertible, and four-door sedan. But what about those looking for a hybrid? Driv...

2021 Audi A5 Sportback
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

Arguably the most handsome model in the A5 family, the Audi A5 Sportback, slides into 2021 in the wake of last year’s refresh with some extra power, a new trim, and expanded features. ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Audi A3 Sportback
e-tron 1.4T Premium FWD
GuruT5L48 writes:
Power Ranked 2018 Honda Accord worse.
"eeak"
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Honda Accord worse.
"weak"
2021 Audi A5 Sportback
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 Audi A3 Sportback
e-tron 1.4T Premium FWD
2021 Audi A5 Sportback
2.0T quattro Premium AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
34 MPG
25 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
39 MPG
34 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 10.5 gal 15.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
204 hp @ 5,000 RPM
201 hp @ 4,200 RPM
261 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
--
236 lb-ft @ 1,450 RPM
273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
12.2:1
9.6:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 35.4 in 35.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.6 cu ft 21.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,080 lbs 1,058 lbs
Exterior
Length 169.7 in 187.2 in
Width 77.4 in 79.9 in
Height 56.1 in 54.6 in
Wheelbase 103.5 in 111.2 in

Available Options

2018 Audi A3 Sportback
e-tron 1.4T Premium FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Cosmos Blue Metallic
  • FLORETT Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • Monsoon Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nano Gray Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System
  • Sport Package
2021 Audi A5 Sportback
2.0T quattro Premium AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Daytona Gray Metallic
  • District Green Metallic
  • FLORETT Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • Manhattan Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • NAVARRA Blue Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Turbo Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Carbon Fiber Package
  • Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid Spoiler
  • Convenience Package

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