2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2021 Audi A5 | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2021 Audi A5 Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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New 2021 Audi A5

2021 Audi
A5

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MSRP*
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$74,950
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$41,800 to $44,000
Invoice* $70,453 $39,292 to $41,360
MPG - City 21 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 28 31 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-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 be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A5 than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Audi A5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 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 E 53 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. In this case, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Audi A5.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is about the same width as the Audi A5. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 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 E 53 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Audi A5.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 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 E 53 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
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has less seating than the Audi A5, making the Audi A5 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has significantly less cargo room than the Audi A5, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A5.