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2013 Audi A5 2014 BMW 4-Series 2013 Acura TL
2013 Audi A5 2014 BMW 4-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
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • 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


MSRP $37,850 $40,500 $35,905
Invoice $35,201 $37,260 $33,712
Avg. Paid $33,938 N/A $25,049

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.9 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.5 8.4
Performance 8.0 9.3 7.9
Interior 7.9 7.7 8.2
Safety N/A N/A 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.5 4.5
Operating Cost 7.4 N/A 7.7

Pros & Cons

  • Stylish, upscale interior
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Good trunk space in both body styles
  • Functional, high-quality interior
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Good fuel economy
  • Razor-sharp handling
  • Lively standard V6 engine
  • Impressive interior quality
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Superb reliability rating
  • Cramped back seat
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Limited back-seat space
  • SH-AWD model has small trunk

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 26 City / 32 Hwy 23 City / 35 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy



Body Style Coupe Coupe Sedan


Wheelbase(in) 108.300 110.6 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 182.100 182.6 194.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.000 71.9 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 54.000 54.2 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3470 3726

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 4 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 84.000 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.900 39.8 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 42.2 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.300 55.3 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.000 36.1 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 31.700 33.7 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.800 51.7 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.400 15.7 13.1


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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard


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



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


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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0 L/122 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 4300 240 @ 5000 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 255 @ 1250 254 @ 5000
Transmission Manual Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 37.400 37.1 38.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 35 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 15.8 18.5


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


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

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