Compare 2014 Audi A5 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2014 Audi A5
2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $36,270 $39,000
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $36,270 $39,000
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $36,270 $39,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 29 $37,386 $40,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 29 $37,386 $40,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 29 $37,386 $40,200
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 32 $41,387 $44,500
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 32 $41,387 $44,500
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 32 $41,387 $44,500
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 29 $43,338 $46,600
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 29 $43,338 $46,600
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 29 $43,338 $46,600
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4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 22 31 $33,294 $35,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 22 31 $33,713 $36,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 22 31 $35,526 $38,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 27 $36,642 $39,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 27 $37,061 $39,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $39,153 $42,100
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $56,033 $60,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,270
$33,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,000
$35,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$650 / month
$597 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Supple and sleek, the Audi A5 coupe and convertible get more rational to us as they reach into S5 and RS 5 territory. For those who have a want a value-oriented car that projects the right image, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 33.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84 88.2
Second Head Room (in)
36 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 55
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 180.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.2 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P245/40HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3583 3428
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
quattro Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.9 (Est) 7.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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