Compare 2014 Audi A4 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2014 Audi A4
2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 32 $31,434 $33,800
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 32 $31,434 $33,800
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 32 $31,434 $33,800
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $32,272 $34,700
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $32,272 $34,700
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $32,272 $34,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 29 $33,388 $35,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 29 $33,388 $35,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 29 $33,388 $35,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport 22 31 $33,294 $35,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Luxury 22 31 $33,713 $36,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C 250 22 31 $35,526 $38,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 20 27 $36,642 $39,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 20 27 $37,061 $39,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 20 29 $39,153 $42,100
2-Door Coupe RWD C 350 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C 350 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C 63 AMG 13 19 $56,033 $60,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C 63 AMG 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,434
$33,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,800
$35,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$563 / month
$597 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Audi A4 and S4 are trim, tech-savvy alternatives to the usual German luxury sedans, and to one stunningly good American one. For those who have a want a value-oriented car that projects the right image, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 33.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 88.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55
Front Head Room (in)
38 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
185.1 180.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 12.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P245/40HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
HM3 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HM3 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3516 3428
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 201 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.42
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.38 -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.44 - 0.63 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.61 3.07
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.92
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.37
Summary
Body Style
FrontTrak Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 (Est) 7.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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