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2015 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2015 Audi A5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Volkswagen Beetle offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Audi A5. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen Beetle and the Audi A5 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Audi A5, due to its larger tank size and better 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 Volkswagen Beetle is clearly a better financial choice over the Audi A5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Beetle carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Audi A5.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Beetle is much slimmer than the Audi A5, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Volkswagen Beetle, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Audi A5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Volkswagen Beetle doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Audi A5.

Handling
The Volkswagen Beetle has a smaller turning radius than the Audi A5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Beetle is significantly less powerful than the Audi A5. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Beetle and the Audi A5. The Volkswagen Beetle has significantly less cargo room than the Audi A5, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Volkswagen Beetle is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Audi A5.

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2015 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $25,345 - $29,595

2015 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $47,600
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 30 20
Highway MPG: 31 - 40 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $24,331 - $28,411 $44,268

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