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2016 Audi A3 vs. 2016 Toyota Avalon Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the Audi A3, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon, the Audi A3 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A3 as you will with the Toyota Avalon, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Avalon. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Toyota Avalon.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A3 is much slimmer than the Toyota Avalon, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi A3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Avalon.

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

Handling
The Audi A3 has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Avalon, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is significantly less powerful than the Toyota Avalon. 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 Toyota Avalon.

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

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2016 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $30,900 - $34,200

2016 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*: $32,650 - $40,450
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 23 - 31 21
Highway MPG: 33 - 43 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,738 - $31,806 $29,385 - $36,406

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.