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2023 Audi A5 vs. 2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Review

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2023 Audi
A5

MSRP*: $44,600 to $46,700
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2023 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

MSRP*: $39,350 to $41,350
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MPG - City 24 MPG 24 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 MPG 33 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 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)
  • 221-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 261 hp 221 hp
Exterior Length 184.9 - 187.2 in 184.6 in
Exterior Width 72.6 - 72.7 in 72.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 32.7 - 35.1 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 33.9 in
Head Room Front 37.4 - 37.8 in
Rear 36.1 - 37.0 in
Front 38.5 in
Rear 35.7 in

*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 A5 than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A5, drivers may find the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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 A5 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Dimensions
The Audi A5 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. When looking at overall length, the Audi A5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A5 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.