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2019 Audi S3 vs. 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Review

New 2019 Audi S3

2019 Audi
S3

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New 2019 Volkswagen Arteon

2019 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$44,500
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$35,845 to $46,710
Invoice* $41,832 $34,376 to $44,796
MPG - City 22 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 29 27 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 6 years/72,000 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 S3, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi S3, drivers may find the Volkswagen Arteon a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Arteon you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Audi S3, 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). The Audi S3 is somewhat more expensive 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 S3 and the Volkswagen Arteon have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi S3 is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Arteon, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi S3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Arteon.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi S3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Handling
The Audi S3 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 S3 is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi S3 and the Volkswagen Arteon. The Audi S3 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Audi S3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Arteon.