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

New 2020 Audi A5

2020 Audi
A5

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*
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$49,900
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$71,400 to $73,900
Invoice* $46,907 $67,116 to $69,466
MPG - City 23 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 31 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 4 4
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 E-Class. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A5.

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 E-Class, 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 E-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 E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
The Audi A5 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Audi A5 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A5 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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 E-Class. The Audi A5 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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