2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA VS 2016 Audi A3
2.0-L 4-cylinder (208 hp)  Base Engine 1.8-L turbo 4-cylinder (170 hp)
26/38 mpg Mileage (city/highway) 23/33 mpg
Collision Prevention Assist Plus (standard) Collision Prevention Audi Pre Sense Front (Prestige trim only)
13.1 cubic feet Luggage Space 12.3 cubic feet

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2016 Audi A3

Drivers and commuters that crave luxury and power without massive vehicle dimensions may be attracted to a compact luxury sedan like the two vehicles in this 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2016 Audi A3 comparison. The coup-like Mercedes-Benz CLA sedan offers a compact and enjoyable ride for up to five passengers and always features elegant style. The Audi A3 is available in either sedan or convertible form, and also has room for up to five passengers. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA offers excellent power, safety advantages, and interior space.

The 2016 Audi A3 comes with a choice of three engine options, but when it comes to a base engine comparison, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA takes the lead. Its standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivers 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That is an impressive 38 horsepower and 58 pound feet more than the standard turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder on the 2016 Audi A3. Even better, the standard Mercedes-Benz offers significantly better mileage than its Audi competitor.

Safety features on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA

When it comes to advanced safety features, both of these sedans also offer multiple options. However, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA often delivers on a touch more elegance. The 2016 Audi A3 is available with the Audi Pre Sense Front system on the advanced Prestige trim, which offers lane departure warnings and an automatic braking and collision minimization feature. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA comes standard from even the base trims with an emergency communications system and Collision Prevention Assist Plus (which can help prevent or minimize accidents, like the Pre Sense Front features) and Attention Assist, which helps drivers know when they may be too tired to drive. Features like a blind-spot warning system, lane keeping assistance, and adaptive cruise control are all available on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA through feature packages.

Other generous features are standard to both of the models in this 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2016 Audi A3 comparison. Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 60/40 split folding rear seat are standard on both sedans. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA also comes standard with a 10-way adjustable driver's seat and USB port connectivity. For more information on this comparison, or to schedule your test drive of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA today, contact a member of our sales team.