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2018 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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Audi S4 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Audi S4, 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). Whether you pick the Audi S4 or the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Dimensions
The Audi S4 is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Audi S4 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi S4 does a much better job of transmitting 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi S4 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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

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Compare the 2018 Audi S4 and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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2018 Audi
S4

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MSRP*: $51,400

2017 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $52,150 - $54,650
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City MPG: 21 22
Highway MPG: 30 29 - 30
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $47,802 $48,500 - $50,825

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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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.