2018 Audi A5 vs Lexus RC

If you're looking to drive home in a luxury new car, you're probably considering the 2018 Audi A5 and Lexus RC. However, which luxury coupe is right for you?

To help you and drivers in Dallas, Clarks Summit, and Mountain Top choose the right car, Wyoming Valley Audi is here with our 2018 Audi A5 vs. Lexus RC comparison. Check it out to see which luxury coupe best meets your wants and needs.

Audi A5 vs Lexus RC Performance

The 2018 Audi A5 and Lexus RC are two of the sportiest vehicles on the market. Both are equipped with cutting-edge performance features designed to deliver a responsive ride. These exceptional cars also come with driver-selectable performance modes. With these, you'll be able to customize your ride and experience the exact performance you want when you're cruising through the area.

The Audi A5 also comes with an available all-wheel drive system and a robust, standard powertrain. Overall, its 2.0L TFSI® engine can generate 252 horsepower.

The Lexus RC offers an available all-wheel drive system, too. Unfortunately, its base engine is nowhere near as powerful as the Audi A5's engine. With its standard 2.0L engine, the Lexus RC can only produce up to 241 horsepower.

Infotainment Options

As a luxury car, the 2018 Audi A5 is equipped with some of the most advanced features and technologies in the industry. Take its infotainment system, for example. It comes with a responsive, intuitive touchscreen and a variety of entertainment features to help you better enjoy the road ahead. They also come with an advanced navigation system so you can get to wherever you need to go.

The Audi A5 is equipped with the Audi smartphone interface. Simply connect your device to the in-vehicle technology with available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, and you'll be able to pull up your text messages, make calls, and even use a few mobile apps when you're behind the wheel.

The Lexus RC is equipped with an infotainment system, but it's not as user-friendly, which means it can be harder to use. On top of that, it doesn't come with Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™

Luxury Safety Technologies

The Audi A5 includes numerous safety technologies to keep you and those onboard protected when the unexpected happens. One of the most innovative safety features this luxury coupe provides is Audi pre sense®. Audi pre sense® is designed to ensure protection when the unexpected happens.

If the possibility of a crash is detected, the system will close the windows and sun roof, tighten the seatbelts, and prepare the brake systems for a heightened response to help you avoid a collision. It can also automatically apply the brakes to minimize the risk of an accident if you're in danger of hitting a vehicle or a pedestrian ahead. 

While the Lexus RC comes with a variety of safety features and technologies, it doesn't offer anything as intricate or as dependable as Audi pre sense®.

Test Drive the Audi A5

While the Lexus RC is impressive, the 2018 Audi A5 is still the better option for drivers in Dallas, Clarks Summit, and Mountain Top, especially if you're looking for something that powerful and well-equipped.

The 2018 Audi A5 is now available at Wyoming Valley Audi. To get a closer look at everything this luxury car has to offer, contact us and schedule your test drive today. 

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