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2018 Toyota Avalon vs. 2017 Audi A3 Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the Audi A3. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon, drivers may find the Audi A3 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota Avalon 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 Toyota Avalon is somewhat more expensive 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 Toyota Avalon will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Audi A3.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Avalon 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 Toyota Avalon, 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 Toyota Avalon transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Audi A3.

Handling
The Toyota Avalon 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 Toyota Avalon 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 Toyota Avalon and the Audi A3. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Toyota Avalon will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Audi A3.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Avalon is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Audi A3.

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2018 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*: $33,500 - $41,300

2017 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $31,200 - $34,200
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City MPG: 21 24 - 26
Highway MPG: 30 31 - 35
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $30,151 - $37,171 $29,016 - $31,806

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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.