2023 Acura Integra vs. 2023 Audi A3 comparison

2023 Acura Integra

The Audi A3 and the all-new Acura Integra are both entry-level luxury sedans, but there are some major differences between these two cars. You can’t go wrong with either one, but they suit different drivers.

Let’s take a closer look at these premium sedans and find the right one for you.

2023 Acura Integra

2023 Acura Integra

The Acura Integra has returned as the entry-level sedan from the Japanese luxury brand after a long hiatus. It retains much of what everyone loved about the original Integra, such as a fun driving experience and sporty styling in a fairly affordable package. The price starts at $30,800.

Acura Integra Highlights

Value prices: The Acura Integra has a lower starting price than the Audi A3, despite the Acura being a larger car. Even a fully loaded Integra is still priced well under $40,000, making it a great value in small luxury sedans.

Available manual gearbox: The Acura Integra is available with a six-speed manual transmission in the A-Spec w/Technology model. However, the A3 is only automatic. You’ll love the Integra manual transmission if you want the engaging driving experience that you can only get with a gearshift in a modern car.

More interior space: Because the Integra is a bigger car than the A3, it has more interior space. Compared to the Audi, the Acura has slightly more rear legroom and significantly more cargo space thanks to its liftback design. The Integra has 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, while the A3’s trunk has only 10.9 cubic feet of space.

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2023 Audi A3

2022 Audi A3

2022 Audi A3

The Audi A3 is the smallest and most affordable sedan of the brand. It retains the virtues of its brand of premium interior quality and engaging driving styles, especially in the high-performance models. The price starts at $34,900.

Audi A3 Highlights

Optional four-wheel drive: The Audi A3 is available with the legendary quattro AWD system, which improves traction in all weather conditions. It also improves grip during spirited road riding. The Acura Integra is only available with front-wheel drive.

Exciting performance options: The Integra only has one engine option, but the A3 has three. The base 40 TFSI powertrain uses a mild-hybrid 4-cylinder turbo engine that nicely balances performance and efficiency. The S3 uses a more sporty tuned engine with 306 hp, and the stunning RS 3 has a turbocharged 5-cylinder with a whopping 401 hp.

Top interior: Part of the reason the Audi A3 is more expensive than the Acura Integra is the quality of the interior. The A3 has arguably the most luxurious interior in its class, with a sophisticated design and excellent materials. Luxury options include a Bang & Olufsen audio system and the Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus digital meter box.

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Turbocharged engines, exciting driving dynamics, easy-to-use technical features, comparable fuel consumption


The roomier and more affordable Acura Integra is undoubtedly the economical choice between these two luxury sedans. It also offers a longer powertrain warranty. However, the Audi A3 is excellent if you want a genuine German luxury sports saloon at an affordable price. Which one is right for you depends on your priorities.

2023 Acura Integra 2023 Audi A3
Starting price $30,800 $34,900
Popular powertrains
Engine 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine
horsepower 200 hp @ 6,000 rpm 201 hp @ 5,000 rpm
Couple 192 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm 221 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Transfer CVT 7-speed automatic
Fuel economy 30 city/37 highway/33 combined mpg 28 city/38 highway/32 combined mpg
Also available 6-speed manual transmission AWD, 306 hp turbo 4-cylinder, 401-hp turbo 5-cylinder
Basic warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain warranty 6 years/70,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Maximum seating capacity 5 5
wheelbase 107.7 inches 103.5 inch
Total length 185.8 inches 176.9 inches
Width 72.0 inches 70.7 inches
Height 55.5 inches 56.2 inches
turning diameter: 38.1 feet 36.4 feet
Headroom, front 37.6 inches 36.8 inches
Headroom, rear 36.4 inches 36.6 inches
Legroom, front 42.3 inches 41.2 inches
Legroom, rear 37.4 inches 35.2 inches
Shoulder room, front 57.0 inches 54.8 inches
Shoulder room, rear 56.0 inches 53.0 inches
Freight volume 24.3 cubic feet 10.9 cubic feet