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2016 Porsche Boxster vs. 2017 Audi A3 Review

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The Porsche Boxster will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

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.

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 Porsche Boxster will cost more in transportation costs than the Audi A3.

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

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

The Porsche Boxster has about the same turning radius as the Audi A3, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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.

The Porsche Boxster has less seating than the Audi A3, making the Audi A3 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Porsche Boxster as you will in the Audi A3.

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

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Compare the 2016 Porsche Boxster and the 2017 Audi A3.

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2016 Porsche

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MSRP*: $52,100 - $82,100

2017 Audi

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MSRP*: $37,600 - $40,300
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City MPG: 18 - 20 22 - 25
Highway MPG: 24 - 30 30 - 34
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: -- $34,968 - $37,480

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.