2017 Audi A5 TFSI quattro v Lexus RC200t comparison

The Audi A5 TFSI and Lexus RC200t are to cars what wrestling is to boxing. They look like the real thing from a distance, but in actual fact they’re softer versions of their respective performance siblings, the RS5 and RC F.

But, is that such a bad thing? Wrestling has millions of fans worldwide and to most people, it’s pretty much the same thing as any other type of fighting.

2017 Audi A5 TFSI quattro v Lexus RC200t comparison

Both the Audi A5 and Lexus RC are predominantly purchased by young-middle aged professionals without families. They’re style statements that set a precedent for the life you lead – my dentist has one, for example. Yes, I agree he gets paid too much.

While the old Audi A5 was getting quite long in the tooth, this new one sets a new benchmark for technology and build quality for Audi. It makes the Lexus RC look and feel much older than it is, making the price difference even harder to justify.

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