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2020 Audi A8 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

New 2020 Audi A8

2020 Audi
A8

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*
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$85,200 to $96,800
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$94,250 to $109,750
Invoice* $80,088 to $90,992 $88,595 to $103,165
MPG - City 15 - 17 17 - 19
MPG - Hwy 23 - 26 27 - 28
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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
The Audi A8 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A8.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A8 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 A8 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 A8 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A8 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Audi A8 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Drivetrain
The Audi A8 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Audi A8 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A8 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.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi A8 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Warranty
The Audi A8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.