RS 5

F-Type P380

F-Type R

Zero to 60 MPH

3.4 sec

4.2 sec

3.7 sec

Quarter Mile

11.8 sec

12.7 sec

11.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

114.9 MPH

110 MPH

122.7 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the RS 5 gets better fuel mileage than the F-Type P380 AWD (18 city/27 hwy vs. 18 city/26 hwy). The RS 5 gets better fuel mileage than the F-Type R/SVR (18 city/27 hwy vs. 16 city/24 hwy).

Regenerative brakes improve the RS 5’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The F-Type doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the RS 5’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the F-Type:

RS 5

F-Type

Front Rotors

14.8 inches

14 inches

Rear Rotors

13 inches

12.8 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the RS 5 has larger standard tires than the F-Type (265/35R19 vs. 245/45R18). The RS 5’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the F-Type (275/30R20 vs. 265/35R20).

The RS 5’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the F-Type’s standard 45 series front and 40 series rear tires. The RS 5’s optional tires have a lower 30 series profile than the F-Type’s optional 35 series front tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the RS 5 has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the F-Type.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the RS 5’s wheelbase is 5.7 inches longer than on the F-Type (108.9 inches vs. 103.2 inches).

Chassis

The design of the Audi RS 5 amounts to more than styling. The RS 5 has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .32 Cd. That is lower than the F-Type (.35 to .36). A more efficient exterior helps the RS 5 go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the RS 5 get better fuel mileage.

Passenger Space

The RS 5 has standard seating for 4 passengers; the F-Type can only carry 2.

Cargo Capacity

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, just kicking your foot under the back bumper can open the RS 5’s trunk, leaving your hands completely free. The F-Type doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its trunk, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Audi service is better than Jaguar. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 32% lower rating, Jaguar is ranked 20th.

Ergonomics

The RS 5 offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The F-Type doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the RS 5 to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The F-Type doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the RS 5 has standard extendable sun visors. The F-Type doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The RS 5’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The F-Type’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

The RS 5 has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning costs extra on the F-Type.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the RS 5 offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The F-Type doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

With standard voice command, the RS 5 offers the driver hands free control of the radio and the navigation computer by simply speaking. The F-Type doesn’t offer a voice control system.

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