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2017 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2016 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Beetle as you will with the Audi A5, 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). 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
The Volkswagen Beetle has much less torque than the Audi A5, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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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Compare the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle and the 2016 Audi A5.

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2017 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $24,725 - $30,275

2016 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $47,900
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City MPG: 24 21
Highway MPG: 31 - 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $23,737 - $29,064 $44,548

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.