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2020 Audi A5 vs. 2019 Lexus RC 300 Review

New 2020 Audi A5

2020 Audi
A5

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New 2019 Lexus RC 300

2019 Lexus
RC 300

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MSRP*
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$42,900
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$41,145 to $50,035
Invoice* $40,327 $38,264 to $46,533
MPG - City 24 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 32 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
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
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 Lexus RC 300. The Lexus RC 300 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 Lexus RC 300, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RC 300. 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 Lexus RC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A5 is about the same width as the Lexus RC 300. When looking at overall length, the Audi A5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RC 300.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus RC 300.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus RC 300, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi A5 has less horsepower than the Lexus RC 300, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A5 and the Lexus RC 300. The Audi A5 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus RC 300.

Warranty
The Audi A5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RC 300.