A member of the Cars.com family

2019 Audi RS 5 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

New 2019 Audi RS 5

2019 Audi
RS 5

See Details & Photos
New 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2019 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$74,200
Get Your Price
$73,700
Invoice* $69,748 $69,278
MPG - City 17 - 18 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 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 RS 5 than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The Audi RS 5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Audi RS 5, 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). Whether you pick the Audi RS 5 or the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, 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 RS 5 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi RS 5 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The Audi RS 5 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi RS 5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Handling
The Audi RS 5 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 RS 5 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi RS 5 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Warranty
The Audi RS 5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.