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2021 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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2021 Audi
Q3

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2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$34,000 to $36,000
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $31,960 to $33,840 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 20 - 22 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Tiguan than in the Audi Q3, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Audi Q3 and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q3 as you will with the Volkswagen Tiguan, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a 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 Audi Q3 is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Tiguan. 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 Audi Q3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
The Audi Q3 is about the same width as the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Audi Q3 is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Tiguan, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi Q3 and the Volkswagen Tiguan are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Audi Q3 has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi Q3 and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
The Audi Q3 has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi Q3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Warranty
The Audi Q3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Tiguan.