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2013 Audi A5 2012 BMW 3-Series 2013 Acura TL
     
Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
  • Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
  • Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • Manual Premium Plus
  • Manual Prestige
  • Auto Premium Plus
  • Auto Prestige
  • Premium Plus
  • Prestige
  • RS 5
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic Special Edition
  • SH-AWD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic with Technology Package
  • 2WD Automatic with Advanced Package
  • SH-AWD Manual with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Advanced Package

Prices

MSRP $37,850 $34,900 $35,905
Invoice $35,201 $32,110 $33,712
Avg. Paid N/A $26,963 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.3 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.6 8.5
Performance 8.0 8.6 8.0
Interior 7.9 7.6 8.2
Safety N/A 9.6 9.2
Reliability 3.5 3.0 5.0
Operating Cost N/A 7.3 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • A5 Coupe comes with standard all-wheel drive
  • Elegant exterior styling
  • Comfortable, high-quality interior
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Superb handling
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Numerous standard features
  • Exceptional reliability score
Cons
  • Competitors have more power
  • Cramped back seat
  • Leather isn’t standard
  • Polarizing exterior
  • Button-heavy center console

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 26 City / 32 Hwy 23 City / 34 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.300 110.6 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 182.100 182.5 194.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.000 71.3 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 54.000 56.3 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3406 3726

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 84.000 - TBD - 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.900 40.3 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 42.0 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.300 55.1 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.000 37.7 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 31.700 35.1 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.800 55.1 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.400 17.0 13.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Optional Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 4300 240 @ 5000 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 255 @ 1250 - 4800 254 @ 5000
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 37.400 - TBD - 38.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 34 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 15.8 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 5-Link MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link 5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard