Fiat Punto 1999 vs Audi A3 1996

Fiat Punto
1999 - 2002
Audi A3
1996 - 2000
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.9 Diesel1.9 Diesel


Power: 80 HP90 HP
Torque: 196 NM202 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12.2 seconds12.4 seconds
Fiat Punto engine produces 10 HP less power than Audi A3, whereas torque is 6 NM less than Audi A3. Despite less power, Fiat Punto reaches 100 km/h speed 0.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.94.9
Fuel tank capacity: 47 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 950 km in combined cycle1120 km in combined cycle
1170 km on highway1340 km on highway
920 km with real consumption1010 km with real consumption
Audi A3 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 3.80 m4.15 m
Width: 1.66 m1.74 m
Height: 1.48 m1.42 m
Fiat Punto is smaller, but higher.
Fiat Punto is 35 cm shorter than the Audi A3, 8 cm narrower, while the height of Fiat Punto is 6 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 264 litres350 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1080 litres1100 litres
Audi A3 has more luggage space.
Fiat Punto has 86 litres less trunk space than the Audi A3. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Audi A3 (by 20 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.5 meters10.9 meters
The turning circle of the Fiat Punto is 0.4 metres less than that of the Audi A3, which means Fiat Punto can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Power steering: Electric power steeringHydraulic power steering
Electric power steering is simpler, quieter, more fuel-efficient, more configurable and provides additional features such as auto-steering for lane assist and parking. The disadvantages of electric power steering are possible overheating under prolonged load conditions and insufficient feedback (feeling) during steering.
Gross weight (kg): 1`5501`680
Safety: no data

Audi A3 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Fiat Punto has serious deffects in 30 percent more cases than Audi A3, so Audi A3 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 8001000
Pros and Cons: Fiat Punto has
  • electric power steering
  • lower price
Audi A3 has
  • more power
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • hydraulic power steering
  • fewer faults
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