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Here's how the 2015 Audi A3, 2015 BMW 228, 2016 BMW 328 and the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta measure up.
4dr Sdn FWD 1.8T Premium
$29,900
Starting MSRP
2dr Cpe 228i RWD
$32,100
Starting MSRP
4dr Sdn 328i RWD
$38,350
Starting MSRP
4dr DSG 2.0L TDI SEL Premium
$0
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 2-door 4-door 4-door
Seats
5 4 5 5
Engine

170.0-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

240.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

240.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

150.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Diesel Fuel)

Combined MPG
27 26 26 35
Size
175" length, 55.5" height 174.7" length, 55.8" height 182.5" length, 56.5" height 183.3" length, 57.2" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Chestnut / Black

Ecru

Gray

Black w / Red Highlight

Black

Terra

Oyster / Black / Dark Oyster

Coral Red w / Black Highlight

Oyster

Black w / Red Highlight

Venetian Beige / Drk Oyster

Black

Black w / Dark Oyster Highlight

Oyster / Black / Dark Oyster

Saddle Brown / Brown / Brown

Coral Red w / Black Highlight

Saddle Brown / Dark Brown

Venetian Beige

Titan Black

Palm Tree Green

Transmissions

Transmissions

6-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

M/T

6-Speed M/T

8-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

M/T

6-Speed M/T

6-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material
Steel N/A N/A Steel
Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in 17 X 7 in 17 X 7.5 in 17 X 7 in
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in 17 X 7 in 17 X 7.5 in 17 X 7 in
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in N/A N/A Full-Size in

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 170 170 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A 900 540

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1600 255 @ 1250 255 @ 1250 236 @ 1750
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4500 240 @ 5000 240 @ 5000 150 @ 4000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
435.60 mi 493.20 mi 537.20 mi 623.50 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 MPG 36 MPG 34 MPG 43 (2015) MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG 23 MPG 22 MPG 31 (2015) MPG
Cruising Range - City
303.60 mi 315.10 mi 347.60 mi 449.50 mi
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG 28 MPG 26 MPG 35 (2015) MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut Strut

Brakes

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in 12.3 in 12.3 in 11.3 in
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 in 11.4 in 11.8 in 10.7 in
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal 13.7 gal 15.8 gal 14.5 gal

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36 ft 35.8 ft 37.1 ft 36.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Tires

Spare Tire Size
Compact N/A N/A Full-Size
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/50HR17 P225/50VR17 P225/45HR17
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/50HR17 P225/50VR17 P225/45HR17

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3175 lbs 3300 lbs 3360 lbs 3296 lbs

Dimensions

Track Width, Front
61.2 in 59.9 in 60.3 in 60.4 in
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5 5
Front Hip Room
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Liftover Height
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Length, Overall
175 in 174.7 in 182.5 in 183.3 in
Second Head Room
36.4 in 36.5 in 37.7 in 37 in
Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in 54.4 in 55.1 in 55.2 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in 69.8 in 71.3 in 70 in
Front Head Room
39.6 in 40.1 in 40.3 in 37 in
Second Leg Room
35.1 in 33 in 35.1 in 38.1 in
Trunk Volume
12.3 ft³ 13.8 ft³ 13 ft³ 15.7 ft³
Wheelbase
103.8 in 105.9 in 110.6 in 104.4 in
Height, Overall
55.8 in 55.8 in 56.3 in 57.2 in
Track Width, Rear
60.1 in 61.3 in 61.9 in 60.3 in
Min Ground Clearance
N/A N/A N/A 5.2 in
Front Leg Room
41.2 in 41.5 in 42 in 41.2 in
Passenger Volume
N/A N/A N/A 92.4 ft³
Second Shoulder Room
53 in 53.4 in 55.1 in 53.6 in

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