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2014 Audi RS 5 vs. 2014 Lexus IS 250C Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi RS 5 than the Lexus IS 250C. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi RS 5, drivers may find the Lexus IS 250C a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Lexus IS 250C you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Audi RS 5, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The Audi RS 5 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus IS 250C, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 RS 5 and the Lexus IS 250C have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi RS 5 is much wider than the Lexus IS 250C, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Audi RS 5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus IS 250C.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi RS 5 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 250C.

Handling
The Audi RS 5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 250C, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi RS 5 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus IS 250C. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi RS 5 and the Lexus IS 250C. The Audi RS 5 has less cargo capacity than the Lexus IS 250C, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi RS 5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 250C.

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2014 Audi
RS 5

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MSRP*: $77,900

2014 Lexus
IS 250C

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MSRP*: $42,860
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.09% --
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City MPG: 16 21
Highway MPG: 22 --
Engine(s): V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $72,448 $39,861

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