Audi A3 vs BYD Seal Comparison

    Audi A3

    BYD Seal

    2024 Audi
    A3
    vs
    2024 BYD
    Seal

    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the small category, between scores of 7.4 and 8.6.
    0.0
    8.4
    8.6
    0.0
    Based on the Audi A3 35 TFSI MHEV
    Based on the BYD Seal
    Best suitable for...
    City drivingCity driving
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    LuxuryLuxury
    Fuel Efficiency
    50L - 55L
    245 to 369 km
    NA
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty

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    MSRP
    $49,600 - $59,100
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    CarExpert's Take

    James Wong
    Production Editor
    James Wong drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Genuinely efficient mild-hybrid donk
    • Thoughtful tech and equipment list, mostly
    • Attainable entry point
    Misses
    • Adaptive cruise optional
    • Some plastics don't feel 'premium'
    • Road noise on optional 19s not premium either
    Anthony Crawford
    Senior Road Tester
    Anthony Crawford drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Handsome Porsche-esque design
    • Fast with solid road manners, body control
    • Outstanding bang for buck
    Misses
    • It's not the ride/handling benchmark
    • Some ADAS systems are over zealous
    • Boot space falls short of rivals

    Optional Features

    • Alloy Wheels Special 18 Inch (+$1,950)
    • Heated Front Seats (+$845)
    • Inlays - Aluminium (+$481)
    • Metallic Paint (+$1,625)
    NA

    Colours Available

    The 2024 Audi A3 range, depending on the variant, is available with the following exterior paint colours:

    • Arkona white
    • Brilliant black
    • Glacier white metallic
    • Mythos black metallic
    • Navarra blue metallic
    • Phython yellow metallic
    • Floret silver metallic
    • Manhattan grey metallic
    • Daytona grey pearl effect
    • Kyalami green
    • Kemora grey metallic

    The BYD Seal is available in the following exterior colours:

    • Arctic Blue
    • Atlantis Grey
    • Aurora White
    • Cosmos Black
    • Shark Grey

    Aurora White is a no-cost option, with the other finishes costing $1500 or $2000 in the case of Shark Grey, which is available only on the Performance.

    Interior colours are either Ocean Blue or Thaumas Black.

    The Ocean Blue interior costs an extra $1500.

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIRECT F/INJ-
    Size (cc)
    1498 - 1984-
    Size (L)
    1.5L, 2.0L-
    Induction
    TURBO 4-
    Camshaft
    VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM-
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    16-
    Power
    110kW - 140kW-
    Power RPM
    4200 - 5000-
    Torque
    250Nm - 320Nm-
    Torque RPM
    1500-
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    10.5-

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