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2021 Audi A5
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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 Convertible Premium 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $47,376 $50,400
A5 Convertible Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $47,376 $50,400
A5 Convertible Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $47,376 $50,400
A5 Coupe S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $41,360 $44,000
A5 Coupe S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $41,360 $44,000
A5 Coupe S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $41,360 $44,000
A5 Sportback Premium 40 TFSI quattro 25 34 $39,292 $41,800
A5 Sportback Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 25 34 $39,292 $41,800
A5 Sportback Prestige 40 TFSI quattro 25 34 $39,292 $41,800
A5 Sportback S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $41,360 $44,000
A5 Sportback S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $41,360 $44,000
A5 Sportback S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $41,360 $44,000
RS 5 Coupe 2.9 TFSI quattro 18 25 $70,595 $75,100
RS 5 Sportback 2.9 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $70,876 $75,400
S5 Convertible Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 26 $56,964 $60,600
S5 Convertible Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 26 $56,964 $60,600
S5 Convertible Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 26 $56,964 $60,600
S5 Coupe Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $49,351 $52,500
S5 Coupe Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $49,351 $52,500
S5 Coupe Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $49,351 $52,500
S5 Sportback Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $49,351 $52,500
S5 Sportback Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $49,351 $52,500
S5 Sportback Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $49,351 $52,500
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RC 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RC RC 300 AWD 19 26 $41,766 $44,910
RC RC 300 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $45,445 $48,865
RC RC 300 F SPORT RWD 21 31 $43,423 $46,690
RC RC 300 RWD 21 31 $39,263 $42,220
RC RC 350 AWD 19 26 $44,002 $47,315
RC RC 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $47,644 $51,230
RC RC 350 F SPORT RWD 20 28 $46,146 $49,620
RC RC 350 RWD 20 28 $41,991 $45,150
RC F RC F RWD 16 24 $61,359 $65,975
RC F RC F Track RWD 16 24 $90,392 $97,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,376
$41,766
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,400
$44,910
Monthly Payment Estimate
$840 / month
$749 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 26 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)
4045 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 @ 4200 236 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 6300 260 @ 6600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
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 All Wheel
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
AY 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
6.7 8.1
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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