The Audi RS 5 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Audi RS 5 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class 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.
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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Audi RS 5 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi RS 5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
The Audi RS 5 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi RS 5 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi RS 5 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Audi RS 5 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The Audi RS 5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Compare the 2013 Audi RS 5 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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MSRP*: $52,200 - $59,000
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|City MPG:||16||18 - 21|
|Highway MPG:||23||26 - 30|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$64,078||$48,546 - $54,870|
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