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2016 Audi S8 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 S8 than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi S8 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi S8 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 S8 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 S8 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi S8 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Audi S8, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi S8 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Handling
The Audi S8 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 S8 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 S8 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 S8 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 S8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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2016 Audi
S8

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MSRP*: $114,900

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 2.90% As low as 3.24%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.16%
City MPG: 15 - 16 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 25 25 - 30
Engine(s): 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*: $106,858 $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.