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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

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2021 Audi
A5

MSRP*: $50,400
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $81,650
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Invoice* $47,376 $76,751
MPG - City 23 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 9.3 ft3 9.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-6
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 261 hp 429 hp
Exterior Length 184.9 in 190.6 in
Exterior Width 72.7 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 33.1 in
Info not available
Head Room Front 38.3 in
Rear 36.3 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 36.4 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 E 53. The Audi A5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

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 E 53, 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 E 53. 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 E 53.

Dimensions
The Audi A5 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The Audi A5 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, 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 E 53. 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 E 53, 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 E 53. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi A5 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Warranty
The Audi A5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.