Volkswagen vs Audi: Brand Comparison

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$18,995 MSRP*

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$33,900 MSRP
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$34,900 MSRP

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Volkswagen and Audi are two of the top car brands when it comes to stylish, quality vehicles in Las Cruces, NM. If you’re looking for a new vehicle, you can’t go wrong with either. However, you’ll want to do enough research to determine which one better suits your needs and lifestyle. For example, are you looking for something simple and affordable that you can take on your daily commute, or do you prefer more engine power and a luxury interior at the expense of a higher price tag? If you find yourself asking these questions, read on; Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso has put together a comparison guide of Volkswagen vs Audi in three important categories: safety, maintenance, and comparison of specific cars.



VW vs Audi: Vehicle Comparison

For this vehicle comparison, we’re going to look at two of Volkswagen and Audi’s most popular luxury sedans: the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon and the 2022 Audi A4. They have similar price tags and dimensions but excel in different categories. The Audi gets slightly better mileage and better torque, but the Volkswagen pulls ahead with more passenger space, a better automatic transmission, and a more powerful engine. It’s up to you to decide which of these factors is more appealing for your Albuquerque, NM lifestyle – we’ve outlined these vehicles’ performance, mileage, and more below.

2022 Volkswagen Arteon

  • MSRP starting from $18,995*
  • Ranked #2 by Car and Driver in its category
  • 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 300 hp
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 22 mpg city / 32 mpg highway
  • 98 cubic feet of passenger volume
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 8.0-inch standard infotainment touchscreen

2022 Audi A4

  • MSRP starting from $33,900
  • Ranked #10 by Car and Driver in its category
  • 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 201 hp
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 25 mpg city / 34 mpg highway
  • 92 cubic feet of passenger volume
  • 7-speed automatic transmission
  • 10.0-inch standard infotainment touchscreen

VW vs Audi: Safety Features

A vehicle’s safety is often the most important factor that Albuquerque, NM drivers consider when looking for a new car. While Volkswagen and Audi both offer great standard and available safety features, there are some important distinctions between the two. Here is an overview of some of the safety features you’ll find on Volkswagen and Audi vehicles.

Volkswagen Standard and Available Safety Features

  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Front, Lane, and Parking Assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane Departure Warning

Audi Standard and Available Safety Features

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Night Vision Assistant
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Audi Pre-Sense Collision Warning

VW vs Audi: Maintenance and Reliability

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, you’ll be wanting the best. The last thing you want is to have to keep taking your car in to get fixed! So how do these brands stack up to each other when it comes to maintenance and reliability?

Both Volkswagen and Audi offer identical standard warranties for the vehicles compared above: four years or 50,000 miles for a limited or powertrain warranty. However, Volkswagen offers a longer period of complimentary maintenance for their vehicles: two years or 20,000 miles compared to Audi’s one year or 10,000 miles.

Volkswagen also is a more affordable choice when it comes to annual maintenance: the average VW driver pays $676 a year in vehicle maintenance, while Audi drivers pay $987 a year.

Shop Volkswagen Today at Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso

Volkswagen and Audi are both impressive brands with beautiful luxury vehicles on offer, but when it comes to safety, reliability, and style, Volkswagen just can’t be beat. If you have any questions about the Volkswagen brand or Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso’s inventory of vehicles, feel free to contact our office anytime. You can also browse our online inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles to find a Volkswagen that suits your Van Horn lifestyle, or come by our dealership to set up a test drive!


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