Compare 2020 Audi A5 vs 2020 Lexus RC

2020 Audi A5
2020 Lexus RC
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Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 Convertible Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 31 $46,907 $49,900
A5 Convertible Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 31 $46,907 $49,900
A5 Convertible Prestige 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 31 $46,907 $49,900
A5 Coupe Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $40,327 $42,900
A5 Coupe Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $40,327 $42,900
A5 Coupe Prestige 2.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $40,327 $42,900
A5 Sportback Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $40,327 $42,900
A5 Sportback Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $40,327 $42,900
A5 Sportback Prestige 2.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $40,327 $42,900
S5 Convertible Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 26 $56,588 $60,200
S5 Convertible Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 26 $56,588 $60,200
S5 Convertible Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 26 $56,588 $60,200
S5 Coupe Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
S5 Coupe Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
S5 Coupe Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
S5 Sportback Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
S5 Sportback Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
S5 Sportback Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
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RC 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RC RC 300 AWD 18 24 $40,907 $43,985
RC RC 300 F SPORT AWD 18 24 $45,142 $48,540
RC RC 300 F SPORT RWD 21 30 $43,120 $46,365
RC RC 300 RWD 21 30 $38,405 $41,295
RC RC 350 AWD 19 26 $43,144 $46,390
RC RC 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $47,341 $50,905
RC RC 350 F SPORT RWD 20 28 $45,845 $49,295
RC RC 350 RWD 20 28 $41,130 $44,225
RC F RC F RWD 16 24 $60,357 $64,900
RC F RC F Track RWD 16 24 $90,024 $96,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,907
$40,907
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,900
$43,985
Monthly Payment Estimate
$832 / month
$733 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Audi A5 is a stylish companion to the automaker’s staid A4, and it’s a hoot to drive. The 2020 Lexus RC is a stylish, sporty coupe that makes a worthwhile rival to German stalwarts.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 83.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 45.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 34.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.9 50.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 27.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 63
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 107.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
184.9 185
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 55.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 10.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3979 3891
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 236 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5000 260 @ 6600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.27 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.40
Trans Type
7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.04
Trans Order Code
NY NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 0.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Cabriolet Lexus RC
Body Style
quattro Cabriolet Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 8.4

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