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2015 Audi A3 vs. 2015 Buick Regal Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick Regal than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A3 and the Buick Regal in the front seats.

Convenience
The Audi A3 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Buick Regal, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Buick Regal. 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 Buick Regal have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A3 is much slimmer than the Buick Regal, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 Buick Regal.

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

Handling
The Audi A3 has a smaller turning radius than the Buick Regal, 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 Buick Regal. 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 Buick Regal.

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

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2015 Audi
A3

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

2015 Buick
Regal

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MSRP*: $29,990 - $39,810
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 31 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 33 - 43 27 - 30
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*: $27,808 - $30,598 $28,790 - $38,218

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