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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class vs. 2014 Audi A6 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A6 than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and the Audi A6 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Audi A6 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Audi A6, 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 CLS-Class and the Audi A6 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is about the same width as the Audi A6. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi A6.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Audi A6.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Audi A6, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Audi A6. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has less seating than the Audi A6, making the Audi A6 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Audi A6.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A6.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $72,100 - $106,500

2014 Audi
A6

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MSRP*: $43,100 - $57,500
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $700
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 18 18 - 25
Highway MPG: 22 - 27 27 - 38
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $67,053 - $99,045 $40,084 - $53,477

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