Battling the BMW 320i and the Mercedes CLA250 for the entry-level luxury crown, the tiny, torque-y Audi A3 emerges victorious. Though it may not handle as well as the Bimmer, the A3 is much faster, gets the same MPG, looks sharper and comes better equipped.
However, the A3 lives in the shadow of its big brother. This year’s Audi A4 is a masterpiece, shattering the competition in every category. And for just $3700 more than the A3, it’s a hard deal to pass up.
But those opting for the A3 won’t be disappointed. Consider the sportier S3 also.
– Chris Butsch, www.chrisbutsch.com