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2017 Audi A3 vs. 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi A3 than in the Volkswagen Beetle, due to the Audi A3's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Beetle 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 Volkswagen Beetle, 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). The Audi A3 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Beetle, 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 Volkswagen Beetle.

Dimensions
For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Audi A3, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Handling
The Audi A3 has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Audi A3 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than 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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2017 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $37,600 - $40,300

2017 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $24,725 - $30,275
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City MPG: 22 - 25 24
Highway MPG: 30 - 34 31 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $34,968 - $37,480 $23,737 - $29,064

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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