Comparison - Nissan Altima 3.5 SL 2018 - vs - Audi A3 Prestige quattro 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
33,630
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
43,700
Updated: 
05 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Automated Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.00gals
14.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
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 Nissan Altima ranked #15 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Nissan Altima has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 45 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious, comfortable seats
Lively V6 engine available

Cons
Small infotainment screens
Mediocre cabin materials
Weak four-cylinder engine

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Nissan Altima does almost nothing out of the ordinary.

Pros
Plush family-car ride
Newly standard safety tech
Shapely body still shapely
Strong 4-cylinder fuel economy

Cons
Brandless interior
CVT-only
SR isn’t very sporty
Small display screens

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Nissan Maxima-like styling
Roominess
Low wind and road noise
Steering feel
Interior quality

Cons
Four-cylinder engine noise
Low-speed engine vibration (four-cylinder)
Ride not as composed as competitors'

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: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
251ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
270hp
at 6 400rpm
220hp
at 4 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
36.10Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
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: 
191.90in
175.50in
Width: 
72.00in
Height: 
57.90in
55.70in
Wheel Base: 
109.30in
103.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
Front Hip Room: 
54.00in
Front Leg Room: 
45.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.40in
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
Rear Hip Room: 
52.10in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.40cu.ft
10.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3463.00lbs
3362.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver 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: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
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: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
9 Total Speakers
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: 
18 X 7.5
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: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp
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: 
Sport Package
Prestige
Exterior Options: 
Chrome Body Side Moldings
Rear Spoiler
LED Fog Lights
Special Paint
Splash Guards
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: 
Illuminated Kick Plate
5-Piece Floor Mats Plus Trunk Mat
Sub Floor Cargo Organizer
Rear USB Ports
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