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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Review

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2021 Audi
A5

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2021 Mazda
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MSRP*
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$41,800 to $44,000
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$22,650 to $33,900
Invoice* $39,292 to $41,360 $21,662 to $32,413
MPG - City 24 - 25 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 31 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 5
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
The Audi A5 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mazda Mazda3 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A5, drivers may find the Mazda Mazda3 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Audi A5 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda3, 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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Mazda Mazda3.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Mazda Mazda3.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mazda Mazda3, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A5 is somewhat more powerful than the Mazda Mazda3.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A5 and the Mazda Mazda3. The Audi A5 has significantly less cargo room than the Mazda Mazda3, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A5 than that of the Mazda Mazda3.