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2015 Audi A5 vs. 2014 Lexus IS 350C Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A5 than the Lexus IS 350C. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A5, drivers may find the Lexus IS 350C a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A5 as you will with the Lexus IS 350C, 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). Whether you pick the Audi A5 or the Lexus IS 350C, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 A5 and the Lexus IS 350C have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Lexus IS 350C, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Audi A5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus IS 350C.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus IS 350C.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350C, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A5 is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 350C. 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 A5 and the Lexus IS 350C. The Audi A5 has less cargo capacity than the Lexus IS 350C, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi A5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350C.

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2015 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $47,600

2014 Lexus
IS 350C

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MSRP*: $47,140
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 19
Highway MPG: 29 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $44,268 $43,839

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