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2015 Audi A5 vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi A5 than in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to the Audi A5's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Audi A5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A5 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A5 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A5 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Audi A5 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Warranty
The Audi A5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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2015 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $40,000

2015 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $39,200 - $62,750
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 13 - 22
Highway MPG: 32 19 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $37,200 $36,456 - $58,358

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