Audi A5 vs. Lexus RC

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Key Specs

MSRP

Kelley Blue Book
$42,600 (MSRP)
$40,640 - $43,330

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.77 / 5
35 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
252 hp
241 - 260 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TFSI 4 Cylinder 252 HP
3.5L V6 DOHC 24
2.0L I4 DOHC 16

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
45.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
37.8 - 39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.1 in.
27.3 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/40HR18 - P245/40YR18
P235/40VR19 - P235/45VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.2 in.
107.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.4 ft.
34.2 - 34.8 ft.

Length

Length
186.3 in.
184.8 in.

Width

Width
72.6 in.
72.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3704 lbs.
3737 - 3891 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
252 hp
241 - 260 hp

Torque

Torque
273 ft. lbs.
236 - 258 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.3 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
21 - 27 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
18 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 mpg
24 - 32 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Sportback
Lexus RC

Body Style

Body Style
quattro Sportback
Coupe

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars
Subcompact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3704 lbs.
82 ft³.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 mpg.
3737 - 3891 lbs.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 mpg.
21 - 26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 mpg.
18 - 22 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
24 - 32 mpg.

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/121
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 - Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
2.0 L/122 - 3.5 L/211

Trans Type

Trans Type
7
Port/Direct Injection

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
6

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19
Automatic w/OD

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19
3.52

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52
2.04

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06
1.40

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51
0.71

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75
0.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.27
3.17

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420
3.13 - 3.77

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5
6.8 - 8.4

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
100

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
H7U
NONTR2

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
H7U
NONTR2

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 - P245/40YR18
P235/40VR19, P235/40YR19, P235/45VR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 - P245/40YR18
P235/40VR19, P235/45VR18, P265/35VR19, P265/35YR19

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8.5 in.
18 X 8 - 19 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8.5 in.
18 X 8 - 19 X 9 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum - Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.4 ft.
34.2 - 34.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.3 in.
13.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in.
12.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.3 gal.
17.4 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
37.8 - 39 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
45.4 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.7 in.
54.7 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.1 in.
53.9 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.5 in.
34.8 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.2 in.
27.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
186.3 in.
50.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.6 in.
44.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
54.6 in.
107.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.5 in.
184.8 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.7 in.
72.4 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
21.8 ft³.
54.9 - 55.1 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
35 ft³.
62.2 in.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39
61.8 in.

Model Group

Model Group
A5
5.3 in.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
10.4 ft³.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
RC 300

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
Intermediate Luxury

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
Coupe

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
2.0 - 3.5

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
DOHC

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
aluminum