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2017 Audi A3 vs. 2018 Audi A5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A5 than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Audi A5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

Convenience
The Audi A5 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Audi A3, making it more convenient to drive.

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
If you go with the Audi A3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Audi A5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Audi A5.

Handling
The Audi A3 has a smaller turning radius than the Audi A5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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. The Audi A3 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Audi A5.

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

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2017 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $37,600 - $40,300

2018 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $49,600
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City MPG: 22 - 25 24
Highway MPG: 30 - 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $34,968 - $37,480 $46,128

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.