2016 Audi A5 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

Comparison Review

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.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. 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.

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.

With its lower torque, the Audi A5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

The Audi A5 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

The Audi A5 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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.

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

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Compare the 2016 Audi A5 and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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2016 Audi

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MSRP*: $40,500

2017 Mercedes-Benz

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MSRP*: $42,650 - $44,650
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City MPG: 22 23
Highway MPG: 32 29 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $37,666 $39,665 - $41,525

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.