Compare 2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2021 Audi A4
#3 in Wagons
2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class
#3 in Coupes
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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
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Side Barrier Rating
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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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  • Lease: From $359 per month for 36 months
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2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class
  • 2021 C-Class is available
  • Lease: From $449/mo.
  • Discounts: Up to $3,000 off (Sedan)
  • Finance: 1.99% APR for 36 mo.
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