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2015 Ford Fusion vs. 2015 Audi A3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion than the Audi A3. The Ford Fusion will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

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 Ford Fusion will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Audi A3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Ford Fusion will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Audi A3.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Fusion is much wider than the Audi A3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Fusion, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Audi A3.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fusion has a much more powerful engine than the Audi A3. 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 Ford Fusion and the Audi A3.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Fusion is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Audi A3.


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2015 Ford
Fusion

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MSRP*: $22,400 - $32,600

2015 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $32,900
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: -- 23 - 24
Highway MPG: -- --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
IIHS Safety Information

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Safety Rating: Side
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $20,888 - $30,074 $27,808 - $30,598

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