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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Review

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2021 Audi
A5

MSRP*: $50,400
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG C 43

MSRP*: $64,750
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Invoice* $47,376 $60,865
MPG - City 23 MPG 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 9.3 ft3 8.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 261 hp 385 hp
Exterior Length 184.9 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 72.7 in 71.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 33.1 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 32.0 in
Head Room Front 38.3 in
Rear 36.3 in
Front 38.8 in
Rear 35.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A5, drivers may find the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A5 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Based on MSRP, the Audi A5 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Dimensions
The Audi A5 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Audi A5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A5 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A5 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. The Audi A5 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Warranty
The Audi A5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.