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2016 Audi A8 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-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 E-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
The Audi A8 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz E-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 E-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 E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A8 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz E-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 E-Class.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi A8 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
The Audi A8 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it slightly 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 E-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Audi A8 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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

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2016 Audi
A8

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

2017 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $52,150 - $54,650
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City MPG: 14 - 24 22
Highway MPG: 22 - 36 29 - 30
Engine(s): 500-hp, 6.3-liter W-12 (premium), V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $75,796 - $128,248 $48,500 - $50,825

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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.