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2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vs. 2016 Audi A5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the Audi A5 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Audi A5, 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 Mercedes-Benz SL-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. The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the Audi A5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a little wider than the Audi A5, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi A5.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Audi A5.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SL-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 SL-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Audi A5. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has less seating than the Audi A5, making the Audi A5 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Audi A5.

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

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Compare the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the 2016 Audi A5.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz
SL-Class

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MSRP*: $85,050 - $108,050

2016 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $47,900
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.24% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.92% --
City MPG: 16 - 20 21
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $79,097 - $100,487 $44,548

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.