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2017 Audi A4 vs. 2016 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 A4 than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. The Audi A4 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Audi A4, making it more convenient to drive.

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 A4 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 A4 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A4 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Audi A4, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A4 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A4 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

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 CLA-Class. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi A4 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

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

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Compare the 2017 Audi A4 and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

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2017 Audi
A4

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MSRP*: $34,900 - $39,400

2016 Mercedes-Benz
CLA-Class

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MSRP*: $32,050 - $34,050
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 1.92%
City MPG: 24 - 27 24 - 26
Highway MPG: 31 - 37 33 - 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
Invoice*: $32,458 - $36,642 $29,807 - $31,667

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.