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2020 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD
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2020 Audi A3
2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD
2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
MSRP
$36,495
Invoice
$35,034
Average Price Paid
$33,968
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2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD
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2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
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2020 Audi A3
2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The A3, a subcompact luxury sedan, is Audi’s entry-level model. Previously, the A3 was offered in coupe and convertible body styles, but the convertible disappears for 2020, leaving ju...

2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
Steve Halloran Preview:

If you like driving and can have only one car, the 2020 Volkswagen GTI might be just the machine for you. It’s a four-door hatchback that specializes in both performance and practicali...

Specs

2020 Audi A3
2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD
2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
32 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
184 hp @ 4,400 RPM
228 hp @ 4,700 RPM
228 hp @ 4,700 RPM
Torque
221 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.7:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 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
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard 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 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.3 cu ft 22.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,102 lbs 959 lbs
Exterior
Length 175.5 in 168 in
Width 77.2 in 70.8 in
Height 55.7 in 57.8 in
Wheelbase 103.8 in 103.6 in

Available Options

2020 Audi A3
2.0T Premium Plus Sedan 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
  • Quantum Gray
  • Tango Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Premium Plus Package
  • Premium Plus Package
  • Carbon Fiber Package
  • Carbon Fiber Package W/Side Assist
  • Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid Spoiler
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Final Edition Package
  • Navigation Package
  • Wheels: 19" X 8" 5-Arm Wing Design Anthracite
2020 Volkswagen GTI
2.0T Autobahn 4-Door FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic

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