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2015 Audi A3 vs. 2014 Lexus IS 250C Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A3 than the Lexus IS 250C. The Lexus IS 250C will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

Convenience
The Lexus IS 250C 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). Based on MSRP, the Audi A3 is clearly a better financial choice over the Lexus IS 250C. 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 250C have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A3 is slightly shorter than the Lexus IS 250C, 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 250C.

Performance
The Audi A3 has less horsepower than the Lexus IS 250C, 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 Lexus IS 250C.

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

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2015 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $35,600 - $38,600

2014 Lexus
IS 250C

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MSRP*: $42,860
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 24 21
Highway MPG: 32 - 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $33,108 - $35,898 $39,861

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