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2019 Audi S3
2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
MSRP
$40,395
Invoice
$38,779
Average Price Paid
$39,723
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2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD
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4-Door AWD
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2019 Audi S3
2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD
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The Audi S3 distills all the performance of Audi’s S lineup into a smaller package. Available as a 5-passenger subcompact sedan, the S3 visually differentiates itself from the A3 with ...

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
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Specs

2019 Audi S3
2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
21 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
29 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
288 hp @ 1,900 RPM
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 5,400 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
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 --
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 10 cu ft 22.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,102 lbs 970 lbs
Exterior
Length 175.8 in 168.4 in
Width 77.2 in 70.8 in
Height 54.8 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 103.5 in

Available Options

2019 Audi S3
2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ara Blue Crystal Effect
  • Brilliant Black
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nano Gray Metallic
  • Navarra Blue Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Audi Sport Carbon Fiber Inlays
  • Audi Sport Carbon Inlays
  • Audi Sport Illuminated Carbon Inlays
  • Black Optic Package
  • Carbon Fiber Package
  • Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid Spoiler
  • S Sport Package
  • S Sport Seat Package
  • Technology Package
  • Wheels: 19" Anthracite 5-Arm-Wing Design
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Indium Gray Metallic
  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Oryx White Pearl
  • Tornado Red

Option Packages

  • VW SPEKTRUM

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