New Audi A3 vs used Audi A4: which is best?

You’re in the market for a top-notch Audi saloon, but do you go new with the handsome A3 or used with the more spacious A4?...

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Mark Pearson
15 Jun 2017 14:50

New Audi A3 vs used Audi A4 – alternatives

New Audi A3 vs used Audi A4: which is best?

In many ways, the A3 saloon is in a class of its own, since it is derived from a relatively compact five-door family hatchback, the A3 Sportback. The Mercedes-Benz CLA is an individual-looking low-slung four-door car based on the underpinnings of the A-Class. It’s not nearly as nice to drive as the A3, however, nor is it as classy inside.

The main rival to the A4 has always been the BMW 3 Series. This is still a great car, being fun to drive with strong performance and spirited handling. Inside, the 3 Series has a classy interior featuring BMW's excellent iDrive infotainment system. Used prices are strong and there are plenty to choose from.


New Audi A3 vs used Audi A4 – which is best?

New Audi A3 vs used Audi A4: which is best?

The A3 is a smart and agile car that would please any owner. However, against the larger A4, it is inevitably a little short on space, especially in the rear. And if you’re buying your car for family use, this might sway you in one direction.