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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 vs. 2020 Audi A5 Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG C 43

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New 2020 Audi A5

2020 Audi
A5

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MSRP*
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$58,500
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$42,900
Invoice* $54,990 $40,327
MPG - City 19 24
MPG - Hwy 27 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 4 - 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 feel a little more squished in the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 than in the Audi A5, due to the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 as you will with the Audi A5, 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Audi A5, 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 and the Audi A5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 is a little narrower than the Audi A5, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi A5.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Audi A5.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 has a larger turning radius than the Audi A5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 has a much more powerful engine than the Audi A5. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 and the Audi A5. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 as you will in the Audi A5.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A5.