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2015 Audi A3 vs. 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Audi A3, due to its tank size and 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 Volkswagen Beetle. 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 Volkswagen Beetle.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Volkswagen Beetle.

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

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2015 Audi
A3

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

2014 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $24,995 - $32,755
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
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City MPG: 23 - 24 21 - 28
Highway MPG: 32 - 35 27 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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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Invoice*: $33,108 - $35,898 $23,995 - $31,445

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.