2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. 2015 Audi A4 Sylvania OH & Toledo
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA
2015 Audi A4
Two sedans that continue to garner a significant deal of attention among buyers in the market for a luxury vehicle are the CLA and the A4 as they are not only able to produce some impressive numbers in a range of categories, but because they are some of the most affordable options that both of the automakers offer. Their lower price range makes them more widely available, but perhaps the greatest part of the deal is that they’re just as capable as the more costly options. The highly sought-after driving experience that Mercedes-Benz and Audi vehicles are synonymous with is still present in both of the vehicles, and with a closer look at the Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. Audi A4, it’s clear to see what we mean.
Power Under the Hood
Unlike some of the other model comparisons that we’ve conducted in the past, it’s difficult to determine a winner when comparing the CLA and the Audi A4. That’s because they both feature a similar set of capabilities. Both of the sedans take on turbocharged engines that displace 2.0-liters across four cylinders and as they are identical size-wise, they just about even out in the power and efficiency departments. If you are looking for a bit more power, the 220-hp A4 is likely to suit your needs more adequately, but as the CLA produces 208 hp, it’s not a slacker either. In terms of torque, the luxury vehicles are identical. Both are able to shell out an impressive 258 lb-ft of twist, which helps them to be quick off the line and run a zero to 60 sprint in a matter of seconds.
Performance of the CLA vs A4
The torque output is not the only capability that the CLA and the A4 share. They both produce the exact same highway fuel economy rating of 32 mpg—a number that is undoubtedly impressive for a luxury sedan. What makes the efficiency ratings even more impressive is that they come even when the engine power is directed to all four of the wheels. The ratings of both vehicles are typically only achieved by rear- or front-wheel drive models, but as 4MATIC and quattro® all-wheel drive are two of the most advanced AWD systems on the market, they are able to strike a balance between performance and efficiency.
As you can see, one of the biggest differences between the Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Audi A4 is the price of the vehicles. With the starting price range between $31,000 and $36,000 they are both very affordable, but if you are basing your decision on price alone, or simply want to get the one that has a price that is better suited for your budgetary needs, there is no arguing that the CLA is the model for you.
See it for Yourself
Keep in mind that the capabilities that we mentioned above just barely scratch the surface. If you want to fully experience how these two vehicles compare, we encourage you to schedule a test drive. We have both of them available in our inventory, which means that nothing stands in your way of conducting your own comparison. Be sure to get in touch with us if you have any questions at all.