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2020 Audi A5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

New 2020 Audi A5

2020 Audi
A5

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*
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$42,900
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$45,950 to $47,950
Invoice* $40,327 $43,193 to $45,073
MPG - City 24 21 - 22
MPG - Hwy 32 30 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
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
The Audi A5 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A5.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Audi A5, 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A5 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 C-Class.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi A5 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Audi A5 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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 C-Class. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi A5 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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