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2015 Audi A3 vs. 2015 Audi A5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi A3 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Audi A5 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Audi A5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A3 as you will with the Audi A5, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Audi A3 is clearly a better financial choice over the Audi A5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A3 and the Audi A5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A3 is slightly shorter than the Audi A5, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Audi A3 has much less torque than the Audi A5, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is significantly less powerful than the Audi A5. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Audi A5.

Warranty
The Audi A3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A5.

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2015 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $35,600 - $38,600

2015 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $47,600
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 24 21
Highway MPG: 32 - 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $33,108 - $35,898 $44,268

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