In comparing the 2019 Audi A5's and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Audi A5 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, resale value and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Audi A5's and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a better car than the 2019 Audi A5.
2019 Audi A5 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Pricing
A used 2019 Audi A5 ranges from $24,999 to $35,995 while a used 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is priced between $23,799 to $32,565.
2019 Audi A5 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Audi A5 loses 46.3 percent of its value and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class loses 44.4 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class retains 1.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Audi A5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Audi A5’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class base engine makes 188 horsepower. The A5 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 520 miles. The A-Class is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 473 miles.This gives the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2019 Audi A5 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a subcompact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The 2019 Audi A5, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room cargo space.