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

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A5 and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Audi A5, 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 SLK-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 SLK-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

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

Handling
The Audi A5 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, making it slightly 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 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Audi A5 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi A5 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

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

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2015 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $47,600

2015 Mercedes-Benz
SLK-Class

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MSRP*: $43,950 - $70,900
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 19 - 22
Highway MPG: 29 28 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $44,268 $40,874 - $65,937

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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