Compare 2022 Audi A3 vs 2022 Audi S3

2022 Audi A3 vs 2022 Audi S3
2022 Audi A3 2022 Audi S3

  Starting MSRP *

$33,900 $44,900


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


201 hp 306 hp

  MPG (City/Highway) **

28/36 23/32

  0-60 mph

6.6 seconds 4.5 seconds

  Seat Upholstery

Standard Leather Fine Nappa Leather

2022 Audi A3 vs 2022 Audi S3

Serving Rockville, MD

The sedan lineup at Audi Rockville continues to improve year after year, and the 2022 model year may have the best lineup yet. Audi sedans are known for incorporating sophisticated styling and materials with incredible capabilities, which holds true on the entry-level A3 sedan. The 2022 A3 is a next-generation model, so it has exciting updates throughout. In addition to this critical change to the Audi lineup, the S3 breaks into the mix as an all-new model. It has many shared traits with the A3, but it stands apart as an independent model. Our Audi Rockville sales associates want to help you compare these two premium options so that you can finalize your selection with confidence.


One of the most significant differences between the 2022 A3 and the 2022 S3 is experienced behind the wheel. These sedans have the same TFSI 2.0-liter turbo, four-cylinder engine, but the capabilities differ. Consider that the A3’s engine offers more than 228 horsepower, and the S3’s engine gets up to 306 horsepower. You may be pleased to learn that the engine is mated with a seven-speed auto transmission and Audi’s signature quattro all-wheel drive in both models. For added distinction, however, the S3 has an aggressive suspension system and four exhaust tips.


The A3 and the S3 for 2022 have similar styling in many ways. For example, they both have a drop-down grille design with modern LED headlights and premium air vents. The sides and hood are equally contoured and sculpted to show off the sedans’ sporty sides. Likewise, they both have molded wheel fenders. The S3, however, has a unique mesh backing on the grille and air vents. In addition, the light bars on the S3’s headlights have a segmented appearance.


As you continue comparing the 2022 A3 to the S3, your attention will shift inside the cabin. These cabins share design language and have the same driver-centric design throughout the front row. Everything from the toggle switch for the gear selector to the infotainment system’s display screen is slightly angled toward the driver. Additional features shared by both models are mounted steering wheel controls, USB ports, smart device integration, a digital driver’s display screen, and more. The 2022 S3 has a few unique elements. These include a flat-bottom steering wheel and quilted leather material for the sport front seats.

Have you decided which of these premium sedans is an excellent fit for your expectations and lifestyle? Our sales team at Audi Rockville can help you to make a final decision by showing off these models in detail with a test drive comparison. To make plans for your visit to Audi Rockville, contact us today.

This information and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.
* Starting MSRP of $33,900 is for a 2022 Audi A3 Sedan 40 TFSI. Starting MSRP of $44,900 is for a 2022 Audi S3 Sedan. Prices exclude $1,045 destination charge, sales taxes, title, options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
** EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See for details.