2022 Audi A5 vs. Its Competition

2022 Audi A5
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Only BMW matches Audi model for model with its 4-Series.

BMW may have the upper hand when it comes to powertrains, but to our eyes the Audi range boasts the slickest styling.

Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class comes in svelte coupe and convertible configurations, but there is no comparable hatchback version.

The Cadillac CT4 sedan offers Blackwing top-drawer performance, but it’s tiny in back.

The Lexus RC shows its age but can thrill in RC F guise.

While the Volvo S60 is more of a conventional sedan, its low roofline can give off four-door coupe vibes.

2022 Audi A52022 Audi A5
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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class2022 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2021 BMW 4-Series2021 BMW 4-Series
2021 Cadillac CT42021 Cadillac CT42021 Lexus RC F2021 Lexus RC
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2021 Volvo S602021 Volvo S60
Quick Specs
7.2
The 2022 Audi A5 and S5 thrill drivers with a beautiful shape and sublime-to-ferocious performance.
The 2022 Mercedes C-Class pares down its lineup and plumps up with lots of screens and mild-hybrid performance.
6.8
The redesigned 2021 BMW 4-Series has evolved into a technology powerhouse with wonderfully responsive powertrains, but the coupe lacks playfulness.
6.2
The 2021 Cadillac CT4 is well-equipped and fun to drive, making it a good small sedan choice.
6.0
The 2021 Lexus RC sports coupe dials up the fun while still being affordable.
7.7
The 2021 Volvo S60 puts power in balance with grace.
MSRP From     
$43,500$42,000$45,600$33,395$42,220$38,950
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsCompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
Premium 40 TFSI quattroC 300 Sedan430i Coupe4-Door Sedan LuxuryRC 300 RWDT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
554545
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
quattro SportbackSedanCoupeSedanCoupeSedan
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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