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2015 smart fortwo vs. 2016 Audi A3 Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Audi A3 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the smart fortwo, 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). Based on MSRP, the smart fortwo is clearly a better financial choice over 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. The smart fortwo carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Audi A3.

Dimensions
If you go with the smart fortwo, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Audi A3.

Drivetrain
The smart fortwo has much less torque than the Audi A3, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the smart fortwo is significantly less powerful than the Audi A3. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The smart fortwo has less seating than the Audi A3, making the Audi A3 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The smart fortwo comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A3.

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2015 smart
fortwo

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MSRP*: $17,930

2016 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $36,600 - $39,600
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 34 23 - 24
Highway MPG: 38 32 - 35
Engine(s): I-3 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $16,675 $34,038 - $36,828

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.