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2014 Audi RS 5 vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi RS 5 and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz SLK-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 SLK-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 SLK-Class have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi RS 5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Handling
The Audi RS 5 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-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 SLK-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Audi RS 5 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi RS 5 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

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

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2014 Audi
RS 5

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MSRP*: $77,900

2015 Mercedes-Benz
SLK-Class

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MSRP*: $43,950 - $70,900
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.04% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 19 - 22
Highway MPG: 22 28 - 32
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $72,448 $40,874 - $65,937

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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