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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2018 Audi A5 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class than the Audi A5. The Audi A5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class as you will with the Audi A5, 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 E-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Audi A5, 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. In this case, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Audi A5.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is much slimmer than the Audi A5, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi A5.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Audi A5.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Audi A5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Audi A5.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has less seating than the Audi A5, making the Audi A5 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has significantly less cargo room than the Audi A5, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A5.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $54,550 - $60,650

2018 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $42,600 - $42,800
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City MPG: 18 - 20 24
Highway MPG: 26 - 29 33 - 34
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $50,732 - $56,405 $39,618 - $39,804

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.