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2015 Audi A3 vs. 2014 Porsche Boxster Review

Comparison Review

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A3 as you will with the Porsche Boxster, 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). Based on MSRP, the Audi A3 is clearly a better financial choice over the Porsche Boxster. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche Boxster.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche Boxster.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is significantly less powerful than the Porsche Boxster. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Audi A3 offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche Boxster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
The Audi A3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche Boxster.

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2015 Audi
A3

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

2014 Porsche
Boxster

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MSRP*: $50,400 - $62,100
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.72%
City MPG: 23 - 24 20
Highway MPG: 32 - 35 28 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $33,108 - $35,898 --

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.