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2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review

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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A5, drivers may find the Mercedes-Benz E-Class a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Audi A5 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the Audi A5 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz E-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 E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A5 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Audi A5 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Audi A5 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A5 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Audi A5 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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Compare the 2018 Audi A5 and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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2018 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $49,600

2018 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $66,300 - $68,800
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City MPG: 24 20
Highway MPG: 34 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $46,128 $61,659 - $63,984

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 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.