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

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Audi S5. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, drivers may find the Audi S5 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class as you will with the Audi S5, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Audi S5, 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 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class and the Audi S5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is about the same width as the Audi S5. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Audi S5.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Audi S5.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has about the same turning radius as the Audi S5, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Audi S5. 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 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class and the Audi S5. The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Audi S5.

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

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CL-Class

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MSRP*: $116,600 - $215,500

2015 Audi
S5

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MSRP*: $52,500
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 12 - 15 17
Highway MPG: 18 - 24 --
Engine(s): V-12, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $108,438 - $200,415 $48,827

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