Shopping for a luxury car or SUV? You’ve probably crossed paths with Audi or Mercedes-Benz vehicles during your research. So, which brands offers more of what you want from a premium sedan, performance car, or family vehicle? Compare vehicles from Audi vs. Mercedes-Benz below to see which best suits your needs!
|7-day/500-mile Exchange Privilege||Certified Pre-Owned Benefits||Benefit not offered|
|9-speed automatic transmission||Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Audi Q7||8-speed automatic transmission|
|362 hp||Mercedes-Benz CLS vs. Audi A5||248 hp|
|$40,700 Starting MSRP||Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Audi Q5||$42,950 Starting MSRP|
|255 hp||Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Audi A4||188 hp|
|Standard front seat memory settings||Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. Audi A3||Feature not offered|
|7-speed automatic transmission||Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Audi Q3||6-speed automatic transmission|
Both Mercedes-Benz and Audi offer a new vehicle warranty that lasts 4 years or 50,000 miles — whichever comes first. Therefore, you’ll be backed up by a generous warranty no matter which luxury brand you choose.
Mercedes-Benz and Audi both come with a 12-month/unlimited-mile certified pre-owned warranty; however, Mercedes-Benz offers certain advantages that Audi does not. Additional Mercedes-Benz benefits include a 7-day/500-mile exchange privilege in the event that you change your mind.
Deciding between the Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC®? Both vehicles can tow up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped, making either a great option for drivers that need an SUV that can haul a boat or small RV. The Mercedes-Benz GLE, however, is more efficient, earning 26 mpg highway vs. the Q7’s 25 mpg highway. What’s more, the Q7 has an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the GLE comes equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
When comparing the Audi A5 Sportback vs. CLS performance, the Mercedes-Benz CLS outshines the Audi A5. The CLS Coupe’s 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine generates 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, while the A5’s 2.0L 4-cylinder engine produces 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the CLS also comes with a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission while the A5 comes with a 8-speed automatic transmission.
Compared to the Audi A3, the Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe is stronger and more efficient. Both are powered by a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine; the CLA generates 208 hp vs. 184 hp from the Audi A3. The CLA offers additional features as well, including 14-way power-adjustable front seats and front seat memory settings.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes equipped with a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine, generating 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The A4 produces less power with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that outputs 188 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. The C-Class offers more responsive handling as well. The C-Class engine is paired with a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission, and the A4 comes equipped with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA and Audi Q3 house 2.0L 4-cylinder engines. The GLA produces 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the Audi Q3 produces just 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. The GLA also provides smoother handling down Pahrump roads. The Q3 comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the GLA is equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission.
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Starting at $42,950, the Audi Q5 is more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz GLC, which has a starting MSRP of $40,700. The GLC is not only more cost-effective — it also offers standard features that are either optional or unavailable on the Q5, such as front power memory seats. The GLC provides more cargo room as well. The GLC offers up to 56.5 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats folded, while the Q5 provides 53.1 cubic feet of cargo space.
As you can see in the above Audi vs. Mercedes-Benz mini comparisons, Mercedes-Benz vehicles stand out — no matter which Audi they’re paired against. You can even pair Mercedes-Benz vs. Land Rover, BMW, or Lexus and get similar results. Ready to experience Mercedes-Benz reliability and luxury for yourself? Schedule a test drive at Fletcher Jones Imports, located near Pahrump and Summerlin. Browse our current offers for specials on a new luxury car or SUV!