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2015 Audi A3 vs. 2015 Lexus IS 250 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus IS 250 than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus IS 250 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus IS 250. 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 Lexus IS 250 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A3 is about the same width as the Lexus IS 250. The Audi A3 is slightly shorter than the Lexus IS 250, 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 Lexus IS 250.

Handling
The Audi A3 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 250, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 250. 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 Lexus IS 250.

Warranty
The Audi A3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 250.

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2015 Audi
A3

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

2015 Lexus
IS 250

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MSRP*: $36,550 - $39,085
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
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City MPG: 23 - 24 20 - 21
Highway MPG: 33 27 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
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 $33,994 - $36,350

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