The Audi A3 is by far one of Europe’s cleanest and most fuel-efficient cars, and Audi is hoping the car will kick some major Prius butt. Pitching the car as a hybrid-fighter, Audi is pairing it off against both the Prius and the Honda Insight.
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The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine spits out 140 hp and 236 pound-feet of torque. Last Fall, at the Audi Mileage Marathon, the A3 averaged about 45 mpg over a 4,000 mile journey.
Though some say it is in better competition with the Mini Cooper, or the BMW 1 series.
Personally, I much prefer a diesel car to a hybrid. Though, a diesel-hybrid would be a win-win. Are you listening Volkswagen??