2018 Audi A3 vs. A4 vs. A5 | A-Series Model Comparison Hoffman Estates

2018 Audi A3 vs. Audi A4 vs. Audi A5 Comparison


Audi is one of the most beloved luxury brands in the Schaumburg, IL area for providing comfort, technology, and handling far beyond most other manufacturers. Anyone interested in a small luxury sedan or hatchback will likely be considering the Audi A3, A4, and A5. So what are the differences between these three models?

At a glance, they seem to have similar dimensions and styling, so to make it easier for you to determine which model you should take home, our product experts have put together this comprehensive comparison. If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to an Audi expert directly by calling (888) 698-1441.

2018 Audi A3 vs. A4 vs. A5: Key Standard Feature Overview

The Audi A4 is slightly roomier than the A3, and the A5 is likewise larger than the A4. But the largest difference between the three models is the amount of luxury features they provide. Read through the table below to learn what features come standard on the base trim package of each of these luxury models.

Model/ FeatureA3A4A5
Leather Upholstery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Front Seats

Heated, 12-way adjustable

Heated, 8-way adjustable

8-way adjustable

Climate Control

Dual-zone

Three-zone

Three-zone

Sunroof

Yes, panoramic

Yes

Yes, panoramic

Parking Aid

Front and rear sensors, rearview camera

Rearview camera

Rearview camera

Infotainment

7-in. MMI® display and 5-in. monochrome driver information system

7-in. MMI® display with Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ and 5-in. monochrome driver information system

7-in. MMI® display with Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ and 7-in. color driver information system

Sound system

9 Audi speakers

10 Audi speakers

10 Audi speakers

S line® exterior appearance

No

Yes

No


2018 Audi A3

2018 Audi A3


The Audi A3 sedan is available with a number of upgrades. For example, luxury vehicle shoppers may opt for quattro® all-wheel drive on any trim. When selecting the Premium Plus or Prestige trims, the A3 will also include the S line® exterior appearance. Other available features include:

  • LED headlights
  • Audi side assist with rear cross traffic assist
  • Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system
  • MMI® Navigation plus with MMI® touch
  • Audi virtual cockpit

Performance Specs

Engine

2.0 Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

2.0 Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

Horsepower

186 HP

220 HP

Torque

221 lb.-ft.

258 lb.-ft.

Drivetrain

7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission with front-wheel drive

6-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive

Fuel Economy

26 MPG city/35 MPG highway

24 MPG city/31 MPG highway

0-60 MPH Acceleration

6.6 sec.

5.8 sec.


2018 Audi A4

2018 Audi A4


The Audi A4 is available with or without ultra® technology, and in three different trim packages. Selecting the middle or upper trim package adds advanced entertainment and safety technology, including:

  • LED headlights
  • Front and rear parking sensors and top view camera
  • Audi side assist with pre sense® rear
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go and traffic jam assist
  • Audi active lane assist
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system
  • MMI® Navigation plus with MMI® touch
  • Audi virtual cockpit and Head-up display

Performance Specs

Engine

2.0 Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

2.0 Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

Horsepower

190 HP

252 HP

Torque

236 lb.-ft.

273 lb.-ft.

Drivetrain

7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission with front-wheel drive

6-speed manual transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra technology

Fuel Economy

27 MPG city/37 MPG highway

24 MPG city/33 MPG highway

0-60 MPH Acceleration

7.1 sec.

5.7 sec.


2018 Audi A5

2018 Audi A5


Unlike the Audi A3 or Audi A4, the Audi A5 is a sportback. This five-door design provides 21.8 cu. ft. of rear cargo space, and 35 cu. ft. when the rear seats are folded down. The A5 has only one powertrain configuration with standard all-wheel drive, but the middle and upper trim levels add some exciting features. These include:

  • LED headlights
  • Heated seats
  • Front and rear parking sensors and top view camera
  • Audi side assist and pre sense® rear with rear cross traffic assist and vehicle exit assist
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system
  • MMI® Navigation plus with MMI® touch
  • Audi virtual cockpit and Head-up display

Performance Specs

Engine

2.0 Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

Horsepower

252 HP

Torque

273 lb.-ft.

Drivetrain

7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive

Fuel Economy

24 MPG city/34 MPG highway

0-60 MPH Acceleration

5.7 sec.

Test Drive Your Favorite New Audi Sedan or Sportback near Schaumburg, IL

Once you've determine whether it's the comfortable Audi A3, tech-savvy A4, or practical A5 that checks off the most items on your wish-list, make a test drive appointment at our Audi dealership serving the Schaumburg, IL area to get behind the wheel. For more information on any of these models, fill out the contact form on our website, or read through the individual research pages for the A3, A4, and A5.

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