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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ Review

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2021 Audi
A5

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2020 Subaru
BRZ

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MSRP*
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$41,800 to $44,000
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$28,845 to $31,495
Invoice* $39,292 to $41,360 $27,367 to $29,831
MPG - City 24 - 25 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
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 Subaru BRZ. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A5 and the Subaru BRZ in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Audi A5 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru BRZ, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). The Audi A5 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru BRZ, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Audi A5 is much higher than that for the Subaru BRZ.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi A5 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Subaru BRZ.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a larger turning radius than the Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ.

Utility
The Audi A5 offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru BRZ, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Audi A5 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru BRZ.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A5 than that of the Subaru BRZ.