Audi A1 2014 vs Audi A3 2013

Audi A1
2014 - 2018
Audi A3
2013 - 2016
Body: HatchbackSedan
The hatchback generally has more luggage space thanks to a larger trunk door opening and the ability to convert the rear of the passenger compartment into luggage space. Sedans tend to be quieter than hatchbacks, due to a more isolated rear area.
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.4 Petrol1.4 Petrol


Power: 125 HP140 HP
Torque: 200 NM250 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.9 seconds8.4 seconds
Audi A3 is a more dynamic driving.
Audi A1 engine produces 15 HP less power than Audi A3, whereas torque is 50 NM less than Audi A3. Due to the lower power, Audi A1 reaches 100 km/h speed 0.5 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.14.8
Real fuel consumption: 6.4 l/100km6.6 l/100km
By specification Audi A1 consumes 0.3 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Audi A3, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Audi A1 could require 45 litres more fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, Audi A1 consumes 0.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi A3.
Fuel tank capacity: 45 litres50 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 880 km in combined cycle1040 km in combined cycle
1070 km on highway1190 km on highway
700 km with real consumption750 km with real consumption
Audi A3 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 3.95 m4.46 m
Width: 1.74 m1.80 m
Height: 1.42 m1.42 m
Audi A1 is smaller, but slightly higher.
Audi A1 is 50 cm shorter than the Audi A3, 6 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 270 litres425 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
920 litres880 litres
Audi A1 has 155 litres less trunk space than the Audi A3. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Audi A1 (by 40 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.6 meters10.9 meters
The turning circle of the Audi A1 is 0.3 metres less than that of the Audi A3.
Gross weight (kg): 1`6251`790
Safety: no datano data

above average
Audi A1 has slightly fewer faults.
Deffect rate in annual technical inspection is similar for both cars, it's slightly higher for Audi A3, so Audi A1 quality could be a bit better.
Average price (€): 940013 000
Pros and Cons: Audi A1 has
  • lower price
Audi A3 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
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