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2014 Best Resale Value Awards: Luxury Car

2014 Audi A5
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Best Luxury Car:

2014 Audi A5

With its potent powertrain options, head-turning looks, comprehensive features, seating for four and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, the Audi A5 has raised the stakes in the realm of luxury cars. While there's no denying the fact that the A5 is one of the most beautiful cars at any price point, the car you crave isn't always the most sensible choice. Not so with the Audi A5, a repeat winner in our annual Best Resale Value Awards.

On the road, the A5 coupe delivers ample acceleration and over-the-road competence, courtesy of its powerful-yet-fuel-efficient turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and Quattro all-wheel drive. The A5 Coupe can be easily and precisely manipulated through technical corners, and you don't have to be an expert driver with a racing background to appreciate its handling prowess and refinement.

Besides its drop-dead gorgeous exterior, the A5 stands out in the sea of luxury coupes with Audi's signature Quattro all-wheel drive system, which is designed to optimize the power balance to all four tires at all times. While normally apportioning motivational force in a 40/60 percent front-to-rear split via a Torsen locking center differential, it can vary those percentages between 65/35 and 15/85 as traction conditions warrant.

While class-topping residual values safeguard the back-end of the pricing equation, the A5's starting price of just under $40,000 also makes it one of the most affordable luxury coupes available.

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Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 59.3%
  • at 60 months: 43.8%
Ratings & Reviews
Consumer Rating 9.1 Out of 10

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Expert Rating 8.4 Out of 10

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Specifications
Best MPG: 24/32
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2014 Lexus GS 350

With a fresh emphasis on dynamics, the Lexus GS is now a more tempting option for driving enthusiasts.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 61.0%
  • at 60 months: 43.0%

3rd Place Finisher: 2014 Audi A7
2014 Audi A7

Dubbed a "four-door coupe," the Audi A7 is a cargo-swallowing hatchback with gorgeous styling, a supple interior, a powerful supercharged V6 and standard all-wheel-drive.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 61.0%
  • at 60 months: 39.3%

Other Category Winners
See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2013 | 2012 | 2011
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