Compare 2022 Audi A3 vs 2022 Audi S3

2022 Audi A3 vs 2022 Audi S3
2022 Audi A3 2022 Audi S3

  Starting MSRP *

$33,900 $44,900


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


201 hp 306 hp

  MPG (City/Highway) **

28/36 23/32

  0-60 mph

6.6 seconds 4.5 seconds

  Seat Upholstery

Standard Leather Fine Nappa Leather

2022 Audi A3 vs 2022 Audi S3

Serving Brentwood, TN

As you prepare to finalize your selection of a new sedan, your attention may naturally land on the Audi lineup. The sedan line begins with the A3, and this compact model shows off contemporary styling and elements from end to end as it introduces its latest generation. You will also notice that the Audi S3 is available for the first time. This all-new sedan is designed after the A3, but it is a stand-alone model that carries its appeal. After you compare these two models in person at Audi Nashville, which one will you select?


As you get to know the A3 and the S3, you will see that they have the same TFSI turbo 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. In the A3, this engine produces more than 228 horsepower. In the S3, the engine produces 306 horsepower. Both engines are available with a seven-speed auto transmission and quattro all-wheel drive. Notably, the S3 sits lower to the ground. It also has four exhaust tips and a more aggressive suspension system.


The A3’s facade has been recharged with electrifying LED headlights and molded yet defined wheel fenders. The grille has drop-down styling, and powerful air vents flank it. Comparatively, the S3 has a similar profile and exact contours. However, the LED headlights have segmented light bars for an edgy look. In addition, both the grille and the lower front air vents have an athletic mesh backing.


The interior designs of the A3 and the S3 are comparable in many areas. For example, they both have a driver-centric dashboard design with a touch display screen and a toggle switch for the gear selector. They also have an auto climate control system, heated seats, USB ports, a digital driver’s instrumentation screen, and more. The S3 stands apart with sporty elements like sport front seats, quilted leather material, and a flat-bottom steering wheel.

Our Audi Nashville sales reps are ready to show off the full abilities and features of the A3 and the S3 to you. To continue your model comparison and to explore today’s inventory in detail, make plans to stop by Audi Nashville soon.

This information and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.
* Starting MSRP of $33,900 is for a 2022 Audi A3 Sedan 40 TFSI. Starting MSRP of $44,900 is for a 2022 Audi S3 Sedan. Prices exclude $1,045 destination charge, sales taxes, title, options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
** EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See for details.