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2017 Audi A3 vs. 2016 MINI MINI-Convertible Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the MINI MINI-Convertible than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The MINI MINI-Convertible will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A3 as you will with the MINI MINI-Convertible, 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). The Audi A3 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the MINI MINI-Convertible, 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 Destination Charge for the Audi A3 is much higher than that for the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Dimensions
If you go with the Audi A3, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi A3 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 has a much more powerful engine than the MINI MINI-Convertible. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher 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 MINI MINI-Convertible. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Audi A3 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Warranty
The Audi A3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the MINI MINI-Convertible.

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Compare the 2017 Audi A3 and the 2016 MINI MINI-Convertible.

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2017 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $37,600 - $40,300

2016 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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MSRP*: $25,950 - $29,600
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City MPG: 22 - 25 23 - 27
Highway MPG: 30 - 34 33 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $34,968 - $37,480 $24,595 - $27,135

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.