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2021 Audi A6 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

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2021 Audi
A6

MSRP*: $54,900 to $59,800
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

MSRP*: $94,250 to $109,750
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Invoice* $51,608 to $56,212 $88,595 to $103,165
MPG - City 22 - 23 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.7 ft3 12.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 V-6, V-8
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 - 335 hp 362 - 463 hp
Exterior Length 194.4 in 206.9 in
Exterior Width 74.3 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 43.0 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 39.2 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class than the Audi A6, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A6.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A6 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-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). Based on MSRP, the Audi A6 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz S-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 A6 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Dimensions
The Audi A6 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. If you go with the Audi A6, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A6 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. 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 S-Class, 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 S-Class. The Audi A6 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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