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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2020 Honda Civic Si Review

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2021 Audi
A5

MSRP*: $41,800 to $44,000
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2020 Honda
Civic Si

MSRP*: $25,200 to $25,400
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Invoice* $39,292 to $41,360 $23,405 to $23,590
MPG - City 24 - 25 MPG 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 10.9 - 21.8 ft3 11.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 201 - 261 hp 205 hp
Exterior Length 184.9 - 187.2 in 177.3 in
Exterior Width 72.6 - 72.7 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 32.7 - 35.1 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Head Room Front 37.4 - 37.8 in
Rear 36.1 - 37.0 in
Front 36.5 in
Rear 34.5 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 Honda Civic Si. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A5 and the Honda Civic Si in the front seats.

Convenience
The Audi A5 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Honda Civic Si, 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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Honda Civic Si, 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 Audi A5 will cost more in transportation costs than the Honda Civic Si.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Honda Civic Si, 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 Honda Civic Si.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Audi A5 and the Honda Civic Si.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Honda Civic Si.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A5 and the Honda Civic Si. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Audi A5 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Civic Si.

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