When we compare the Audi S5's and the Lexus RC 350's specifications and ratings, the Audi S5 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Lexus RC 350 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Audi S5's and the Lexus RC 350's specifications and ratings, the Audi S5 is a better car than the Lexus RC 350.
Audi S5 vs. Lexus RC 350 Pricing
For a new model, the Audi S5's price is between $63,964 and $72,715, with the Lexus RC 350 priced between $53,470 and $62,235.
Audi S5 vs. Lexus RC 350 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi S5 loses 43.7 percent of its value and the Lexus RC 350 loses 32.3 percent of its value. This means the Lexus RC 350 retains 11.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Audi S5.
Audi S5 vs. Lexus RC 350 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi S5 is 7.9 out of 10 while the Lexus RC 350's quality rating is 7.7 out of 10. This results in the Audi S5 being ranked 9 out of 33 Best Luxury Coupes and the Lexus RC 350 being ranked 14 out of 33.
Audi S5 vs. Lexus RC 350 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi S5 is 9.2 out of 10. For the Lexus RC 350 the reliability rating is 6.0 out of 10. This gives the Audi S5 a substantial advantage in reliability compared to the Lexus RC 350.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Audi S5’s base engine makes 349 horsepower, and the Lexus RC 350 base engine makes 311 horsepower. The S5 is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 444 miles. The RC 350 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 490 miles.This gives the Audi S5 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Lexus RC 350 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Audi S5, a sports car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Lexus RC 350, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and rear shoulder room.