Compare 2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2021 Audi A4
2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 Sedan Premium 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan Prestige 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 Sedan S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 Sedan S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 allroad Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
A4 allroad Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
A4 allroad Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
S4 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
S4 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
S4 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 19 27 $61,570 $65,500
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 27 $55,460 $59,000
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 18 27 $53,110 $56,500
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 25 $73,320 $78,000
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 26 $66,411 $70,650
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 25 $80,464 $85,600
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 26 $73,555 $78,250
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 17 26 $71,628 $76,200
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 17 26 $64,484 $68,600
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 22 30 $53,298 $56,700
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 23 32 $46,248 $49,200
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 23 33 $40,984 $43,600
C-Class C 300 Convertible 23 31 $51,418 $54,700
C-Class C 300 Coupe 24 33 $44,368 $47,200
C-Class C 300 Sedan 23 35 $39,104 $41,600

Pricing

Invoice Price

$36,755
$61,570

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$39,100
$65,500

Monthly Payment Estimate

$652 / month
$1092 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.8
7.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Audi A4 blends a conservative luxury compact car with spicy performance and robust wagon flavors. Svelte, sporty, and somewhat understated, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class should be at the top of your compact luxury sedan shopping list.

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Fuel Economy

City

24 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

35.7 32

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 42

Passenger Capacity

5 4

Second Head Room (in)

37.4 35.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.5 47.8

Front Head Room (in)

37.3 38.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.9 54.8

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

56.2 55.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.2 61.3

Wheelbase (in)

111 111.8

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.7 71.3

Track Width, Front (in)

61.9 63.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.2 3.6

Length, Overall (in)

187.5 184.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12 8.8

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 12.6

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)

12.4 14.2

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.3 17.4

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.1 38.4

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA R02

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50HR17 P245/40HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA R02

Front Tire Size

P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3682 4204

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

236 @ 1450 384 @ 2500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

201 @ 4200 385 @ 6100

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

24 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

27 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 27

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.19 3.24

Trans Order Code

ZY 421

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.39 0.86

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.06 1.64

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.51 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.19 5.35

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.23 3.07

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 2.25

Trans Type

7 9

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.75 4.80

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.72

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A4 Sedan Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

quattro Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet

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

6.6 8.0

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 180

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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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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