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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2020 Lexus RC 350 Review

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2021 Audi
A5

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2020 Lexus
RC 350

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MSRP*
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$41,800 to $44,000
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$44,225 to $50,905
Invoice* $39,292 to $41,360 $41,130 to $47,341
MPG - City 24 - 25 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 26 - 28
Engine(s) 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 350. The Lexus RC 350 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 350, 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 350. 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 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A5 is about the same width as the Lexus RC 350. When looking at overall length, the Audi A5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RC 350.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus RC 350.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus RC 350, making it much 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 Lexus RC 350. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Audi A5 offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus RC 350, 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 Lexus RC 350.

Warranty
The Audi A5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RC 350.