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2015 Audi A3 vs. 2015 Subaru WRX Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi A3 than in the Subaru WRX, due to the Audi A3's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A3 and the Subaru WRX in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Audi A3 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX, 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 is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru WRX. 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 Subaru WRX.

Dimensions
The Audi A3 is about the same width as the Subaru WRX. The Audi A3 is slightly shorter than the Subaru WRX, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A3 than that of the Subaru WRX.


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2015 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $32,900

2015 Subaru
WRX

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MSRP*: $26,295 - $29,995
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 31 21
Highway MPG: 33 - 43 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Good Not Tested
Invoice*: $27,808 - $30,598 $24,817 - $28,232

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