Compare 2009 Audi A5 vs 2009 Lotus Exige

2009 Audi A5
2009 Lotus Exige
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic 17 26 $39,060 $42,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual 16 27 $37,852 $40,700
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2-Door Coupe S 240
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Exige 2-Door Coupe S 240 20 26 N/A $65,690
Exige 2-Door Coupe S 260 20 26 N/A $74,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,060
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,000
$65,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$700 / month
$1095 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Audi S5 looks like no other and performs as well as its top rivals—but you will pay for the privilege.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.0 41.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 149.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.0 45.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 90.5
Liftover Height (in)
26.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 10.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Manual
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
245/40R18 P195/50WR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/40R18 P225/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3770 2077
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
DOHC FSI Direct MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 3250-5000 170 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6500 240 @ 8000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20 (Est)
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.48
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.25
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Lotus Exige
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/anti-dive w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6

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