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2018 Audi A3 vs. 2016 Porsche Boxster Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Porsche Boxster 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 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. In this case, the Audi A3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Porsche Boxster.

Dimensions
When looking at overall length, the Audi A3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as 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.

Handling
The Audi A3 has about the same turning radius as the Porsche Boxster, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi A3 as you will in the Porsche Boxster.

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

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2018 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $38,350 - $41,050

2016 Porsche
Boxster

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MSRP*: $52,100 - $82,100
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City MPG: 22 - 25 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 24 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 4 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $35,666 - $38,178 --

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.