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2015 Audi A3 vs. 2014 smart fortwo electric drive Review

Comparison Review

Convenience
With the Audi A3 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the smart fortwo electric drive, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 smart fortwo electric drive, 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 smart fortwo electric drive.

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 smart fortwo electric drive.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 has a much more powerful engine than the smart fortwo electric drive. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Audi A3 offers greater seating capacity than the smart fortwo electric drive, 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 smart fortwo electric drive.

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2015 Audi
A3

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

2014 smart
fortwo electric drive

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MSRP*: $28,000
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 24 122
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 32 - 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 74-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
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*: $33,108 - $35,898 $26,040

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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