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Compare the 2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Audi A3

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Audi A3

Vehicle Comparison

Starting MSRP

2016 Honda Civic


2016 Audi A3

MPG Highway/City

2016 Honda Civic


2016 Audi A3


2016 Honda Civic

Reg. Unleaded

2016 Audi A3

Cargo Volume

2016 Honda Civic

15.1 cu. ft.  

2016 Audi A3

12.3 cu. ft

2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Audi A3

When you're shopping for a compact, you want something that doesn't break the bank for purchase price or operating cost. You also want enough seating for five adults and ample storage for all their gear. The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan LX and the 2016 Audi A3 offer these basic requirements. To make the best choice, check out the head-to-head comparisons.

Advantages of the 2016 Honda Civic

Which sedan is costs less?

Hondas are known for their affordability and the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan is no exception. The starting MSRP of $18,640 for the LX trim costs far less than the Premium trim of the 2016 Audi A3. Also, the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan LX relies on cheaper regular unleaded gasoline as its fuel compared to premium grade for the A3. You won't have to be stopping by the gas station as often either with an EPA-estimated 40 MPG on the highway and 27 MPG in the city compared to the A3's EPA-estimated 33 MPG on the highway and 23 MPG in the city.

Which car handles better?

The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan LX impresses with better handling as shown by its turning diameter of 35.7 feet from curb to curb instead of 36.1 cubic feet and a curb weight of 2,742 lbs. with the 6-speed manual transmission compared to 3,175 lbs in the 2016 Audi A3. Driver-focused technologies include Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control, Electronic Brake Distribution, and Brake Assist.

Who has more space?

Everyone riding your 2016 Honda Civic Sedan LX will be grateful for the more spacious passenger compartment. Headroom in the front and rear measures 37.5 and 36.8 inches compared to 36.5 and 36.1 inches for the A3. For legroom, those in front of the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan LX enjoy 42.3 inches in the front compared to 41.2 inches and those in the rear get 37.4 inches versus 35.1 inches. Cargo volume runs 15.1 cubic feet contrasted with the 12.3 cubic feet in the A3.

[1] Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

[2] MSRP does not include Destination and Handling.