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2015 Audi A5 vs. 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi A5 than in the Volkswagen Beetle, due to the Audi A5's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A5 and the Volkswagen Beetle in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Audi A5, 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 A5 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 A5 is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Beetle.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Volkswagen Beetle, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Handling
The Audi A5 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 A5 has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Beetle. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A5 and the Volkswagen Beetle. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Audi A5 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 A5 than that of the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2015 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $47,600

2015 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $25,345 - $29,595
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 3.55%
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City MPG: 20 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 28 31 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Invoice*: $44,268 $24,331 - $28,411

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