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2014 Audi S5 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi S5 than in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to the Audi S5's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Audi S5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Audi S5, making it more convenient to drive.

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 S5 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. 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 S5 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi S5 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Audi S5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi S5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The Audi S5 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi S5 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi S5 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Audi S5 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Warranty
The Audi S5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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2014 Audi
S5

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MSRP*: $52,000
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2014 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $38,200 - $62,750
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $2,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 17 13 - 22
Highway MPG: 26 19 - 31
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $48,360 $35,526 - $58,358

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