Comparison - Ford Taurus Limited 2018 - vs - Audi A3 Prestige quattro 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
39,050
Updated: 
08 Jun 2018
43,700
Updated: 
05 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Automated Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.00gals
14.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Burgundy Velvet
#612626
Magnetic
#676657
Shadow Black
#313131
Ruby Red
#AC1115
White Platinum
#D5CEC8
Ingot Silver
#BEBFC1
Oxford White
#FFFFFF
White Gold
#CABB85
Blue
#406A9A
Color: 
Ibis white
#EFEFED
Monsoon Grey
#ADAEB2
Mythos black
#2C2C2C
Brilliant Black
#0B0B0B
Cosmos Blue
#1D3744
Florett Silver
#A1A2A7
Nano gray
#5A5A58
Tango red
#B10A11

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Ford Taurus ranked #9 in Large Cars. Currently the Ford Taurus has a score of 7.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 58 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Smooth ride
Large trunk
User-friendly SYNC 3 infotainment system

Cons
Dated cabin materials
Cramped interior
Cumbersome handling
Below-average fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Ford Taurus is Ford’s flagship, but only on paper. Rivals are more up-to-date in every way, so shop the competition.

Pros
Soft ride
Comfortable front seats
Good infotainment system option
Big discounts available

Cons
Rear seat is surprisingly small
Subpar visibility
Bland styling inside and out
Mediocre fuel economy
Dated feel overall

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Steering feedback
Massive trunk
Seating comfort
Child-safety seat usability

Cons
Unresponsive transmission with non-turbo V-6
Undersized cabin for a full-size car
Visibility
Interior build quality

By: 
cars.com

The 2018 Audi A3 ranked #13 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Audi A3 has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lively acceleration, especially with upgraded engines
Dynamic handling balanced with a smooth ride
High-tech infotainment system and available virtual cockpit
Spacious front seats

Cons
Small back seat
Limited cargo space in all-wheel-drive, hybrid, and convertible models

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry-level luxury sedan with style, performance, and content that make it a logical stepping stone for Volkswagen Golf and GTI buyers.

Pros
Audi Virtual Cockpit
Well-equipped for $40,000
Standard automatic emergency braking
Potent 2.0-liter turbo
Available in three body styles

Cons
Tiny backseat/trunk
Best safety equipment limited to Prestige
Cute looks may limit appeal

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, the A3 receives only minor changes to equipment availability. Two USB ports and heated front seats are now standard on all A3s, and blind-spot monitoring is standard on the Premium Plus trim levels.

PROS
Good balance of a comfortable ride and sporty handling
Strong acceleration from the turbocharged engine
Refined and stylish cabin

CONS
Limited backseat space
Small trunk, especially with all-wheel drive

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Flexible
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
254ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
288hp
at 6 500rpm
220hp
at 4 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.50Feet
36.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather And Simulated Wood Steering Wheel
Adjustable Pedals
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
203.00in
175.50in
Width: 
76.20in
Height: 
60.70in
55.70in
Wheel Base: 
113.00in
103.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.00
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
44.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
Front Hip Room: 
56.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
20.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.10cu.ft
10.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4175.00lbs
3362.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
7 Total Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Sony Premium Brand Speakers
Memory Card Slot
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
705 Watts Stereo Output
Memory Card Slot
14 Total Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
1 Subwoofer(S)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 In
18 X 8.0 In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Emergency Braking Preparation
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Driver Assist Package
Equipment Group 301A
Sport Package
Prestige
Exterior Options: 
Daytime Running Lamps (Fleet)
Front License Plate Bracket
20" Polished Aluminum Wheels
Rear Spoiler
Power Moonroof
Audi Beam - Rings
Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (W/Side Assist)
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
19" 5-Arm Wing Design Wheels
Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam - Quattro
Interior Options: 
Smoker's Pack
Voice-Activated Navigation System
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Organizer
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Audi Quattro Guard Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Audi First Aid Kit
Stainless Steel Pedal Caps