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2015 Porsche Boxster vs. 2015 Audi A3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Porsche Boxster 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 Porsche Boxster as you will with the Audi A3, 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 Porsche Boxster will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Audi A3, 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 Porsche Boxster is much higher than that for the Audi A3.

Dimensions
When looking at overall length, the Porsche Boxster takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi A3.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Porsche Boxster 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
The Porsche Boxster has less seating than the Audi A3, making the Audi A3 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The Porsche Boxster comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A3.

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2015 Porsche
Boxster

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MSRP*: $51,400 - $73,500

2015 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $35,600 - $38,600
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 19 - 20 23 - 24
Highway MPG: 26 - 30 32 - 35
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: -- $33,108 - $35,898

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