When we compare the 2021 Audi A5's and the 2021 BMW 4 Series's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Audi A5 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2021 BMW 4 Series has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Audi A5's and the 2021 BMW 4 Series's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Audi A5 is a better car than the 2021 BMW 4 Series.
2021 Audi A5 vs. 2021 BMW 4 Series Pricing
A used 2021 Audi A5 ranges from $35,938 to $50,180 while a used 2021 BMW 4 Series is priced between $44,999 to $62,337.
2021 Audi A5 vs. 2021 BMW 4 Series Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Audi A5 loses 45.2 percent of its value and the 2021 BMW 4 Series loses 47.3 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Audi A5 retains 2.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 BMW 4 Series.
2021 Audi A5 vs. 2021 BMW 4 Series Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi A5 is 7.8 out of 10 while the BMW 4 Series' quality rating is 7.1 out of 10. This results in the Audi A5 being ranked 5 out of 26 Best Luxury Convertibles and the BMW 4 Series being ranked 15 out of 26.
2021 Audi A5 vs. 2021 BMW 4 Series Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi A5 is 8.7 out of 10. For the BMW 4 Series the reliability rating is 7.4 out of 10. This gives the Audi A5 an advantage in reliability compared to the BMW 4 Series.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Audi A5’s base engine makes 261 horsepower, and the 2021 BMW 4 Series base engine makes 255 horsepower. The A5 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 474 miles. The 4 Series is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 515 miles. This gives the 2021 BMW 4 Series the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2021 Audi A5. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2021 BMW 4 Series has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room and front leg room. The 2021 Audi A5 has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.