Audi A3 2004 vs Audi A4 2004

Audi A3
2004 - 2008
Audi A4
2004 - 2007
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: 1.9 Diesel1.9 Diesel


Power: 105 HP115 HP
Torque: 250 NM285 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.7 seconds11.2 seconds
Audi A4 is a more dynamic driving.
Audi A3 engine produces 10 HP less power than Audi A4, whereas torque is 35 NM less than Audi A4. Due to the lower power, Audi A3 reaches 100 km/h speed 0.5 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.15.6
Real fuel consumption: 5.8 l/100km6.3 l/100km
The Audi A3 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Audi A3 consumes 0.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi A4, which means that by driving the Audi A3 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 75 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Audi A3 consumes 0.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi A4.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres70 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1070 km in combined cycle1250 km in combined cycle
1300 km on highway1550 km on highway
940 km with real consumption1110 km with real consumption
Audi A4 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 4.29 m4.59 m
Width: 1.76 m1.77 m
Height: 1.42 m1.43 m
Audi A3 is smaller.
Audi A3 is 30 cm shorter than the Audi A4, 1 cm narrower, while the height of Audi A3 is 1 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 370 litres460 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1120 litres720 litres
Audi A3 has 90 litres less trunk space than the Audi A4. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Audi A3 (by 400 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.7 meters11.1 meters
The turning circle of the Audi A3 is 0.4 metres less than that of the Audi A4, which means Audi A3 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`8951`940
Safety: no datano data
above average

above average
Audi A3 has slightly fewer faults.
Deffect rate in annual technical inspection is similar for both cars, it's slightly higher for Audi A4, so Audi A3 quality could be a bit better.
Average price (€): 32003200
Pros and Cons: Audi A3 has
  • lower fuel consumption
Audi A4 has
  • more power
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
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