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2016 Audi S4 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi S4 than in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, due to the Audi S4's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi S4 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Audi S4, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi S4 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz E-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 S4 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi S4 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Audi S4 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi S4 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
The Audi S4 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi S4 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 S4 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Audi S4 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi S4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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2016 Audi
S4

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MSRP*: $49,200

2017 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $52,150 - $54,650
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.47%
City MPG: 17 22
Highway MPG: 26 29 - 30
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $45,756 $48,500 - $50,825

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