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2014 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class vs. 2015 Audi A7 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A7 than the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A7, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Audi A7 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, 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). The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Audi A7, 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 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class and the Audi A7 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is much slimmer than the Audi A7, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, which is slightly longer than the Audi A7.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Audi A7.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Audi A7, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Audi A7. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has less seating than the Audi A7, making the Audi A7 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A7.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CL-Class

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MSRP*: $116,600 - $215,500

2015 Audi
A7

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MSRP*: $65,900 - $68,300
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
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City MPG: 12 - 15 18 - 24
Highway MPG: 18 - 24 28 - 38
Engine(s): V-12, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $108,438 - $200,415 $61,288 - $63,520

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