Compare 2015 Audi A5 vs 2015 Lexus RC

2015 Audi A5
2015 Lexus RC
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2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $44,268 $47,600
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $44,268 $47,600
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $44,268 $47,600
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 22 31 $38,316 $41,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $38,316 $41,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $38,316 $41,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $37,200 $40,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $37,200 $40,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $37,200 $40,000
RS 5 2-Door Convertible 16 22 $73,656 $79,200
RS 5 2-Door Coupe 16 23 $65,938 $70,900
S5 2-Door Convertible Premium Plus 18 26 $56,638 $60,900
S5 2-Door Convertible Prestige 18 26 $56,638 $60,900
S5 2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 18 28 $50,128 $53,900
S5 2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 18 28 $50,128 $53,900
S5 2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $48,827 $52,500
S5 2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 17 26 $48,827 $52,500
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2-Door Coupe AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RC 350 2-Door Coupe AWD 19 26 $41,874 $45,025
RC 350 2-Door Coupe RWD 19 28 $39,796 $42,790
RC F 2-Door Coupe 16 25 $58,032 $62,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,268
$41,874
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$45,025
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$750 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi A5 coupe and convertible are sleek and supple, but make the most sense in their S and RS guises. The 2015 Lexus RC Coupe takes the brand in a racier—yet still sensible—direction; and it's one of the best-looking Lexus models yet.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 34.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.8 50.8
Front Head Room (in)
40 39
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 82
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 27.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 45.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 107.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 72.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 10.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
HM3 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HM3 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P235/45VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4045 3891
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 100
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 306 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.40
Trans Type
8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Lexus RC 350
Body Style
quattro Cabriolet Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (Est) 8.4

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