Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf R than the Audi A5, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A5 and the Volkswagen Golf R in the front seats.
With the Audi A5 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Golf R, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
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). The Audi A5 is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf R. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Audi A5 is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Golf R.
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Volkswagen Golf R, 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 Volkswagen Golf R.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf R.
The Audi A5 has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf R, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
The Audi A5 has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf R, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
The Audi A5 has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf R, making the Volkswagen Golf R the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi A5 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf R, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A5 than that of the Volkswagen Golf R.
Compare the 2014 Audi A5 and the 2013 Volkswagen Golf R.
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MSRP*: $34,195 - $34,795
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 3.84%|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$36,270||$32,827 - $33,403|
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