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2016 Audi A8 vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-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 A8 than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
The Audi A8 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, 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 A8 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 A8 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A8 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A8, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A8 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Handling
The Audi A8 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A8 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Audi A8 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Audi A8 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi A8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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2016 Audi
A8

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MSRP*: $81,500 - $137,900

2016 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $66,900 - $76,600
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $5,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% As low as 3.24%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.16%
City MPG: 14 - 24 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 22 - 36 25 - 30
Engine(s): 500-hp, 6.3-liter W-12 (premium), V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $75,796 - $128,248 $62,217 - $71,238

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.