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2015 Audi A4 vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi A4 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the front seats.

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). Based on MSRP, the Audi A4 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz C-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 A4 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A4 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. When looking at overall length, the Audi A4 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The Audi A4 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi A4 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Audi A4 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Audi A4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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2015 Audi
A4

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MSRP*: $35,500 - $36,400

2015 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $48,590
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 - 24 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 32 27 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 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*: $33,017 - $33,852 $35,712 - $45,189

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