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2021 Audi A4 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

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2021 Audi
A4

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$39,100 to $40,900
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $36,755 to $38,447 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 24 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 31 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Arteon than the Audi A4, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A4 and the Volkswagen Arteon in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Arteon you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Audi A4, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A4 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Arteon. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A4 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Dimensions
The Audi A4 is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Arteon, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Audi A4 is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Arteon.

Handling
The Audi A4 has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Arteon, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A4 is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Arteon. 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 Audi A4 and the Volkswagen Arteon. The Audi A4 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Audi A4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Arteon.