A luxury coupe has to do more than just look lovely. It must feel luxurious, and improve the life of its owner. Hoffman Estates, IL area drivers are likely to consider both the Audi A5 and the Lexus RC in their search for the perfect luxury coupe, but we intend to prove that only the 2016 Audi A5 fits the bill. We will examine the 2016 Audi A5 Premium Plus and 2016 Lexus RC 350 side by side to determine which deserves your attention.

2016 Audi A5 vs. 2016 Lexus RC: Fuel Efficiency

Gas prices may go up and down, but they tend to go up fast and come down slow, which is why savvy drivers in and around Hoffman Estates favor fuel efficiency. When you are stopping less and saving more, it's a win-win situation. That's why if you are considering the Audi A5 vs. the Lexus RC, we will always recommend the Audi A5.

VehicleCity DrivingHighway Driving Combined Rating
2016 Audi A522 MPG32 MPG26 MPG
2016 Lexus RC19 MPG28 MPG22 MPG

2016 Audi A5 vs. 2016 Lexus RC: Drivetrain

The 2016 Audi A5 is equipped with the famed quattro® all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the Lexus RC uses rear wheel drive. While rear wheel drive vehicles have earned a reputation for being the ideal drivetrain for sports cars - and they can certainly be fun in the right circumstances - they have a tendency to spin out in poor weather. Anyone who lives or works in the Chicagoland area knows that heavy snow and rain are a fact of life, which is why the 2016 Audi A5 has the advantage.

The Audi quattro® all-wheel drive system provides exceptional traction even in poor conditions, which gives drivers a huge advantage on roads around Hoffman Estates, IL. That enhanced traction also gives the new A5 improved handling to match and surpass that provided by a rear-wheel drive system. Audi A5 owners can fine-tune their performance even further with Audi drive select.

2016 Audi A5 vs. 2016 Lexus RC: Interior & Exterior Design

The 2016 models of the Audi A5 and Lexus RC are four seat coupes that exude luxury and class. But we know that once Hoffman Estates area drivers lay their eyes on a new Audi A5 in person, this sleek, streamlined vehicle is going to win them over. Several differences between the design features of the A5 and RC include:
  • The Audi A5 comes with three-zone automatic climate control while the Lexus RC uses dual-zone climate control
  • The 2016 A5 wows with a panoramic tilting sunroof
  • The A5 proudly wears the signature Audi singleframe® grille
  • The A5 has 14 Bang & Olufsen® speakers placed strategically around the cabin for optimal clear sound, while RC owners will have a 10 speaker sound system
  • The 2016 Audi A5 is decorated with aluminum door sill inlays with the S line® emblem

2016 Audi A5 For Sale at Audi Hoffman Estates

The 2016 Audi A5 Premium Plus starts at $42,800 MSRP, while the 2016 Lexus RC 350 starts at $42,780 MSRP. Who wouldn't pay twenty dollars extra for more confident handling, fewer stops at the gas pump, and more extensive luxury?

Stop by our Audi dealership in Hoffman Estates, IL to take the new Audi A5 for a test drive, or fill out our contact form for more information.


Audi Hoffman Estates

1200 W Golf Rd
Directions Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

  • Sales: (847) 843-9900
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