RS 5

RS 5 opt.

Supra

Front Rotors

14.8 inches

15.7 inches

13.7 inches

The RS 5 offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The Supra doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the RS 5 has larger standard tires than the Supra (265/35R19 vs. 255/35R19). The RS 5’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Supra (275/30R20 vs. 255/35R19).

The RS 5’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Supra’s 35 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the RS 5 offers optional 20-inch wheels. The Supra’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the RS 5’s wheelbase is 11.7 inches longer than on the Supra (108.9 inches vs. 97.2 inches).

Passenger Space

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

The RS 5 has 33 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Supra (84 vs. 51).

The RS 5 has .7 inches more front headroom and .7 inches more front shoulder room than the Supra.

Cargo Capacity

The RS 5 has a much larger trunk than the Supra (11.6 vs. 10.2 cubic feet).

With its coupe body style, valet key, locking rear seatbacks and remote trunk release lockout, the RS 5 offers cargo security. The Supra’s hatchback body style defeats cargo security.

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 Supra 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 Toyota. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 17% lower rating, Toyota is ranked 14th.

Ergonomics

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 Supra doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The RS 5 has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Supra doesn’t offer headlight washers.

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 Supra doesn’t offer extendable visors.

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

Optional air-conditioned seats in the RS 5 keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Supra doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

On extremely cold winter days, the RS 5’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The Supra doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The RS 5’s standard GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that plots alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The Supra’s available navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.

The RS 5’s optional Park Steering Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Supra doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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