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2015 Audi A3 vs. 2014 BMW 320 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 320 than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW 320 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

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). Whether you pick the Audi A3 or the BMW 320, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Audi A3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the BMW 320.

Dimensions
The Audi A3 is about the same width as the BMW 320. The Audi A3 is slightly shorter than the BMW 320, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW 320.

Handling
The Audi A3 has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 320, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is somewhat more powerful than the BMW 320.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the BMW 320.

Warranty
The Audi A3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 320.


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2015 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $32,900

2014 BMW
320

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MSRP*: $32,750 - $34,750
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 3.13%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.13%
City MPG: 23 - 24 23 - 24
Highway MPG: 33 35 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $27,808 - $30,598 $30,130 - $31,970

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