2019 Audi A5 vs. Its Competition

2019 Audi A5
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Audi most often competes with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 4-Series for attention among luxury buyers.

The C-Class is curvier than the Audi with a similarly impressive lineup of powertrains, if expression figures into final decision.

The BMW 4-Series is appropriately powered too, and offers a “four-door coupe” look although Audi’s look may be a little better.

The Infiniti Q60 is a looker among the bunch, but it lacks the cachet of anything from Germany.

The Cadillac ATS is on the outs, discounts should be steep.

The Lexus RC is better above base configuration and offers a throaty V-8 in top RC F models.

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2019 Cadillac ATS-V2019 Cadillac ATS
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2019 Infiniti Q602019 INFINITI Q60
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2019 Lexus RC2019 Lexus RC
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C43 Coupe)2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Quick Specs
The 2019 Audi A5 is a coupe, convertible, or Sportback with verve and impressive standard features.
The 2019 BMW 4-Series distills our favorite parts from the related 3-Series and packages them in a better shape.
The 2019 Cadillac ATS pares down to only a two-door coupe this year as it heads toward the sunset as Cadillac's sporty compact.
The 2019 Infiniti Q60 is a beautiful luxury coupe that’s an alternative to staid competitors.
The 2019 Lexus RC does both comfort and excitement well enough to take on the Germans.
Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsCompact CarsCompactSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro430i Gran Coupe2-Door Coupe 2.0L RWD3.0t PURE RWDRC 300 RWDC 300 Sedan
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
quattro CoupeHatchbackCoupeCoupeCoupeSedan
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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