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

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2021 Audi
A4

MSRP*: $39,100 to $40,900
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

MSRP*: $33,650 to $35,650
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Invoice* $36,755 to $38,447 $31,631 to $33,511
MPG - City 24 MPG 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 MPG 34 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 201-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid), 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid) 188-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T 7-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 - 261 hp 188 hp
Exterior Length 187.5 in 179.1 in
Exterior Width 72.7 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 33.9 in
Head Room Front 37.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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. The Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class have similar Destination Charges.

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.

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
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A4 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A4 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than 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.