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2016 Audi A3 vs. 2016 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review

Convenience
The Kia Optima 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). The Audi A3 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Optima, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Kia Optima.

Performance
The Audi A3 has less horsepower than the Kia Optima, 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 Kia Optima.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Audi A3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima.

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Compare the 2016 Audi A3 and the 2016 Kia Optima.

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2016 Audi
A3

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

2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,140 - $36,040
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $1,250
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 23 - 31 22 - 28
Highway MPG: 33 - 43 32 - 39
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,738 - $31,806 $21,396 - $33,435

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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2016 Audi A3

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.