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2021 Audi A6 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 Review

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2021 Audi
A6

MSRP*: $54,900 to $59,800
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 45

MSRP*: $54,800
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Invoice* $51,608 to $56,212 $51,512
MPG - City 22 - 23 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.7 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 248 - 335 hp 382 hp
Exterior Length 194.4 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 74.3 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
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Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 38.1 in
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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

Convenience
With the Audi A6 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, due to its larger tank size and better 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). Whether you pick the Audi A6 or the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 A6 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A6 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, 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 A6, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A6 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Audi A6 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A6 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Warranty
The Audi A6 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.