German rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz don’t match the breadth of the small Audi range, though they come close.
The BMW 4-Series is up for a remake, which will likely look and feel like a more stylish version of the A4.
Mercedes-Benz doesn’t offer a hatchback version of its C-Class, but the coupes and convertibles deliver S-Class style at a reasonable price.
From Japan, the Lexus RC and Infiniti Q60 provide robust performance, though they’re limited to two-door hardtop configurations only.
We’ve tossed Volvo’s stylish S60 in here since it places more of an emphasis on style than most of its rivals, and it can be had in V60 wagon form.
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|2020 Audi A5||2020 BMW 4-Series||2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class||2020 Volvo S60|
|19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Subcompact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars|
|Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro||430i Gran Coupe||C 300 Sedan||T5 FWD Momentum|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2020 Audi A5 vs. 2020 BMW 4-Series||2020 Audi A5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class||2020 Audi A5 vs. 2020 Volvo S60|