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2015 Audi S5 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi S5 than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Audi S5 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz E-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). Whether you pick the Audi S5 or the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi S5 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 S5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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

Handling
The Audi S5 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 S5 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-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 E-Class. The Audi S5 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.

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

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2015 Audi
S5

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MSRP*: $60,900

2014 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $60,200 - $67,300
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 26 26 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 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*: $56,638 $55,986 - $62,589

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