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2016 Audi A3 vs. 2016 BMW 320 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi A3 than in the BMW 320, due to the Audi A3's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A3, drivers may find the BMW 320 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A3 as you will with the BMW 320, 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). 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
The Audi A3 has less horsepower than the BMW 320, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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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2016 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $30,900 - $34,200

2016 BMW
320

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MSRP*: $33,150 - $35,150
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% As low as 2.99%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.31%
City MPG: 23 - 31 23 - 24
Highway MPG: 33 - 43 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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,738 - $31,806 $31,000 - $32,840

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.