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2019 Audi S5 vs. 2019 Volkswagen Golf R Review

New 2019 Audi S5

2019 Audi
S5

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New 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

2019 Volkswagen
Golf R

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MSRP*
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$52,400
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$40,395
Invoice* $49,256 $38,779
MPG - City 21 21
MPG - Hwy 30 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 6 years/72,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf R than the Audi S5, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf R, the Audi S5 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi S5 as you will with the Volkswagen Golf R, 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). The Audi S5 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Golf R, 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 S5 is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Golf R.

Dimensions
Since the Audi S5 is much wider than the Volkswagen Golf R, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi S5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Golf R.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi S5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Handling
The Audi S5 has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf R, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi S5 is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Golf R.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi S5 and the Volkswagen Golf R. The Audi S5 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf R, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Audi S5 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Golf R.