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    Aug212019

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus RC vs 2019 Audi A5

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus RC vs 2019 Audi A5

    Drivers in the San Jose area interested in a sporty two-door luxury coupe with an engaging performance should read the below comparison between the 2019 Lexus RC and 2019 Audi A5, then plan a visit to Lexus Stevens Creek.

    Performance

    2019 Lexus RC

    A 241-hp 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters powers the RC 300. Or you can opt for the 3.5-liter V6 paired with either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission to generate up to 311-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available with all three models; RC 300, RC 350, and RC F Sport. The base engine achieves an estimated 30 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg of city driving.

    2019 Audi A5

    The Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims of the Audi A5 are equipped with a 2.0-liter direct-injection four-cylinder turbocharged engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters. With standard all-wheel drive, the Audi A5 produces 252-hp and earns an estimated fuel economy of 34 mpg of highway driving and 23 mpg in the city.

    Technology

    2019 Lexus RC

    The Lexus infotainment system utilizes a 7.0-inch color display, Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility, Siri® Eyes Free, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio, and a ten-speaker premium sound system. Also, Scout® GPS Link, a USB port, Wi-Fi hotspot, a remote touchpad, SmartAccess key fob, and the Lexus Enform App Suite of connected technology for emergency assistance and remote access is included. The available technology is comprised of a 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, navigation, dynamic voice command, and a seventeen-speaker Mark Levinson® premium surround-sound audio system.

    2019 Audi A5

    Standard technology features consist of a 7.0-inch color information display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ interface, Bluetooth®, HomeLink®, and Audi connect CARE assistance. An 8.3-inch infotainment display, SiriusXM® satellite radio, navigation, a wireless charger, Wi-Fi hotspot, and keyless start is optional. In addition, a 12.3-inch digital information display, MMI® touch with handwriting recognition, and a nineteen-speaker Band & Olufsen® sound system are available.

    Safety

    2019 Lexus RC

    Along with a powerful engine and loads of interior technology, the Lexus RC incorporates plenty of standard, and available, safety features. A pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control, intelligent high-beam headlamps, smart stop technology, an advanced eight-airbag system, and a back-up camera are standard. Available features include triple-beam LED headlamps, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and intuitive parking assist.

    2019 Audi A5

    Audi pe sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city offers forward collision warning with vehicle and pedestrian detection, which works with the LED headlights, a rear-view camera, and automatic emergency braking as standard safety features. LED headlamps, blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, parallel and perpendicular park steering assist, parking system plus with a top view camera, adaptive cruise control, active lane assist, and Audi side assist and Audi pre sense® rear with vehicle exit assist are optional.

    Pricing

    2019 Lexus RC

    Starting at $41,145 MSRP

    2019 Audi A5

    Starting at $44,200 MSRP

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