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2015 Audi RS 5 vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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.

Convenience
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.

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 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.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi RS 5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
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.

Performance
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.

Utility
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 a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
The Audi RS 5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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2015 Audi
RS 5

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MSRP*: $70,900

2016 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $54,200 - $60,300
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $3,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.54% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 16 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 23 26 - 29
Engine(s): V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $65,938 $50,406 - $56,079

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