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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2021 BMW 430 Review

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2021 Audi
A5

MSRP*: $41,800 to $44,000
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2021 BMW
430

MSRP*: $45,600 to $47,600
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Invoice* $39,292 to $41,360 $42,910 to $44,770
MPG - City 24 - 25 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 33 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 10.9 - 21.8 ft3 12.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 201 - 261 hp 255 hp
Exterior Length 184.9 - 187.2 in 187.9 in
Exterior Width 72.6 - 72.7 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 32.7 - 35.1 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 34.5 in
Head Room Front 37.4 - 37.8 in
Rear 36.1 - 37.0 in
Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A5 than the BMW 430. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A5, drivers may find the BMW 430 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A5 as you will with the BMW 430, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW 430. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the BMW 430.

Dimensions
The Audi A5 is about the same width as the BMW 430. When looking at overall length, the Audi A5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 430.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a larger turning radius than the BMW 430, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A5 is significantly less powerful than the BMW 430. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW 430.

Utility
The Audi A5 offers greater seating capacity than the BMW 430, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Audi A5 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW 430.

Warranty
The Audi A5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 430.