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2015 Audi A3 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A3 than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. The Audi A3 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Convenience
With the Audi A3 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi A3 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A3 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. The Audi A3 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Handling
The Audi A3 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A3 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Warranty
The Audi A3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

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2015 Audi
A3

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $32,900

2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLA-Class

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $47,450
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 31 23 - 26
Highway MPG: 33 - 43 31 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $27,808 - $30,598 $27,807 - $44,129

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