2016 Audi A7 vs. 2015 Audi RS 5 Review

Comparison Review

Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A7 than the Audi RS 5. The Audi RS 5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A7.

With the Audi A7 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Audi RS 5, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A7 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Audi RS 5. 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 A7 and the Audi RS 5 have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Audi A7 is much wider than the Audi RS 5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A7, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Audi RS 5.

With similar torque, the Audi A7 and the Audi RS 5 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

The Audi A7 has a larger turning radius than the Audi RS 5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A7 is significantly less powerful than the Audi RS 5. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

The Audi A7 offers greater seating capacity than the Audi RS 5, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

The Audi A7 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi RS 5.

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2016 Audi

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MSRP*: $68,300 - $70,400

2015 Audi
RS 5

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MSRP*: $70,900
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 25 16
Highway MPG: 30 - 38 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $63,520 - $65,472 $65,938

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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