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2016 Audi RS 7 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 RS 7 than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi RS 7, drivers may find the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Audi RS 7, 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 RS 7 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 RS 7 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi RS 7 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Audi RS 7 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi RS 7 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Handling
The Audi RS 7 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi RS 7 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
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi RS 7 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Audi RS 7 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Warranty
The Audi RS 7 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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2016 Audi
RS 7

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MSRP*: $108,900

2016 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $66,900 - $76,600
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.72% As low as 3.24%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.16%
City MPG: 15 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 25 25 - 30
Engine(s): V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $101,278 $62,217 - $71,238

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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.