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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Review

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2021 Audi
A5

MSRP*: $41,800 to $44,000
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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $27,205 to $52,400
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Invoice* $39,292 to $41,360 $26,117 to $49,780
MPG - City 24 - 25 MPG 14 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 22 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 10.9 - 21.8 ft3 13.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4, V-8
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 201 - 261 hp 330 - 480 hp
Exterior Length 184.9 - 187.2 in 188.3 in
Exterior Width 72.6 - 72.7 in 75.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 32.7 - 35.1 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.6 in
Head Room Front 37.4 - 37.8 in
Rear 36.1 - 37.0 in
Front 37.6 in
Rear 34.8 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Ford Mustang. The Ford Mustang will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A5.

Convenience
With the Audi A5 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Mustang, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Ford Mustang. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Mustang.

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

Handling
The Audi A5 has about the same turning radius as the Ford Mustang, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
The Audi A5 has much less torque than the Ford Mustang, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Audi A5 offers greater seating capacity than the Ford Mustang, 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 Ford Mustang.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A5 than that of the Ford Mustang.