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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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A4 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 its lower torque, the Audi A4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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
The Audi A4 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-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 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 - $42,350

2016 Mercedes-Benz
CLA-Class

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MSRP*: $32,050 - $34,050
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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
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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**** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $32,458 - $39,386 $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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.