2020 Audi A5 vs. 2020 BMW 230 | NewCars.com

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2020 Audi A5 vs. 2020 BMW 230 Review

New 2020 Audi A5

2020 Audi
A5

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New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

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MSRP*
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$42,900
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$35,300 to $37,300
Invoice* $40,327 $33,330 to $35,190
MPG - City 24 21 - 24
MPG - Hwy 32 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi A5 than in the BMW 230, due to the Audi A5's smaller rear head- and legroom. The BMW 230 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A5.

Convenience
The Audi A5 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW 230, 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 A5 is somewhat more expensive than the BMW 230. 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 A5 and the BMW 230 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the BMW 230, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW 230.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW 230.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a larger turning radius than the BMW 230, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Audi A5 and the BMW 230.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A5 and the BMW 230. The Audi A5 has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 230, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Audi A5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 230.