Compare 2022 Audi A3 vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2022 Audi A3
2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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Premium 40 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 Sedan Premium 40 TFSI 29 38 $31,867 $33,900
A3 Sedan Premium 40 TFSI quattro 28 36 $33,747 $35,900
A3 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI 29 38 $31,867 $33,900
A3 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 28 36 $33,747 $35,900
A3 Sedan Prestige 40 TFSI 29 38 $31,867 $33,900
A3 Sedan Prestige 40 TFSI quattro 28 36 $33,747 $35,900
S3 Sedan Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 32 $42,207 $44,900
S3 Sedan Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 32 $42,207 $44,900
S3 Sedan Prestige 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 32 $42,207 $44,900
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AMG CLA 35 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA AMG CLA 35 4MATIC Coupe 21 29 $45,266 $47,900
CLA AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe 20 29 $52,826 $55,900
CLA CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe 24 33 $37,989 $40,200
CLA CLA 250 Coupe 25 36 $36,099 $38,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,867
$45,266
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,900
$47,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$565 / month
$798 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi A3 sports the looks and technology that draw buyers into the brand in a fun-to-drive package. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class prioritizes style above rationality, and that’s just fine with us.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.9
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.8
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
177 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 107.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 63.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P235/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P235/40HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3329 3505
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 115
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/91 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 4800 302 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 29
Transmission
Trans Order Code
UG 426
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.12 3.46
Trans Type
7 7
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 10.04
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.92
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 15.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 6.93
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.61
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 12.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Sedan Mercedes-Benz CLA
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 7.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.6
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2022 Audi A3
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2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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