Compare 2019 Audi A3 Sedan vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2019 Audi A3 Sedan
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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40 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
40 TFSI Premium 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Premium Plus 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Prestige 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Titanium Premium 26 35 N/A $33,300
45 TFSI quattro Premium 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
45 TFSI quattro Premium Plus 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
45 TFSI quattro Prestige 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
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Coupe CLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe CLA 250 24 37 $31,114 $33,100
4MATIC Coupe CLA 250 24 32 $32,994 $35,100
4MATIC Coupe AMG CLA 45 23 30 $49,914 $53,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,552
$31,114
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$33,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$552 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a compact luxury car with finesse. Its low price is justified in its small footprint and interior, but it still looks great.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53 53.2
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 56
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 27.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.9
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10 13.1
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6
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)
10.7 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3197 3274
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 115
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 4300 208 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
Trans Type
7 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 2.43
Trans Order Code
NA 429
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 2.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Sedan Mercedes-Benz CLA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.1
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2019 Audi A3 Sedan
  • 2019 Audi A3 is here; 2018s are gone
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts on sedans + $750 loyalty
  • Lease: From $349 per month for 39 months
  • Finance: From 4.99% APR for 66 months
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
  • 2019 CLA-Class is in showrooms
  • Unadvertised incentive remains
  • Lease: From $299/mo.
  • Finance: 1.99% APR + cash
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