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2020 Audi A4 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Review

New 2020 Audi A4

2020 Audi
A4

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New 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

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MSRP*
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$37,400 to $40,900
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$33,650 to $35,650
Invoice* $35,156 to $38,447 $31,631 to $33,511
MPG - City 24 - 27 25
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 34 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

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 A4 than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A4.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A4 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz A-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 A4 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Audi A4 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A4 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz A-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 A4, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A4 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Handling
The Audi A4 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Warranty
The Audi A4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.