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2020 Audi A5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 Review

New 2020 Audi A5

2020 Audi
A5

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
SLC 300

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MSRP*
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$49,900
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$49,950
Invoice* $46,907 $46,953
MPG - City 23 23
MPG - Hwy 31 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 2
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
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A5, drivers may find the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 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 SLC 300, 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). Whether you pick the Audi A5 or the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 SLC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, 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 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi A5 and the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 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 SLC 300, 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 SLC 300.

Utility
The Audi A5 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Audi A5 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi A5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.