Audi is known for its powerful luxury cars, but the brand goes to a whole new level with its S performance line. Drivers with a need for speed across Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island may want a closer look at the impressive 2019 Audi S3 and Audi S4.

Each is a small luxury car, and both models deliver exceptional performance and practicality. Which one is ideal for you? In this car comparison, our team at Audi Hilton Head will give you the tools you need to decide. Read on to learn more!

S3 vs S4: A Potent Performance

You can expect plenty of thrilling power from the 2019 S3 and S4. The former runs on a turbocharged 2.0L TFSI® 4-cylinder engine. It produces 288 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque to get you moving quickly from a stop. In fact, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in a mere 4.6 seconds.

The S4 is a bit bigger than the S3, so it has more power under its belt. It runs on a turbocharged 3.0L TFSI® V6, which cranks out a punchy 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. You can make that same 0 to 60 MPH journey quicker in just 4.4 seconds!

While the S4 may win the day in terms of acceleration, the S3 really shows its stuff in terms of handling, which is where its smaller size is an advantage. The S4 is a thrill to drive on twisting roads, but the S3 takes on tighter corners with minimal body roll.

Advanced Technology Features

Tech-wise, the Audi S3 and the Audi S4 are on the cutting edge. Both feature the MMI® infotainment system, complete with a sleek and responsive 7-inch touchscreen. You can listen to HD Radio™ or access your own personal music library with Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™.

The available Bang & Olufsen® premium sound system is available in both cars, giving your favorite tunes a crisp, clear sound that's simply a joy to listen to. Plus, the optional Audi virtual cockpit lets you see your most essential driving information (including audio) on a fully digital, customizable 12.3-inch screen.

Cabin Comforts: Interior Space

With the legroom measuring more than 41 inches in the front row and more than 35 inches in the back row, the 2019 S3 and S4 make plenty of space for a car full of adult passengers. Both cars offer 12-way power driver's seats with 4-way power lumbar support for a comfortable ride.

Depending on what you need to bring along for the ride, the S3 or S4 may appeal to you more. The smaller S3 has a trunk with 10 cubic feet of cargo space-enough room for groceries or golf clubs. The S4, meanwhile, has 13 cubic feet in the trunk, giving you a bit more space to work with if you need it.

Audi S3 vs Audi S4: Which Small Luxury Car Will You Choose?

As you can see from our car comparison, the 2019 Audi S3 and Audi S4 really stand out in their segment. They share innovative technology features, and while the S3 stands out for its handling and fuel economy, the S4 offers plenty of interior space and a robust engine.

You'll need to decide which qualities matter most to you. Before you choose, feel free to schedule a test drive at Audi Hilton Head, your dealer proudly serving Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island!

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