Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class vs 2018 Audi A3

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2018 Audi A3
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Coupe CLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe CLA 250 24 37 $30,411 $32,700
4MATIC Coupe CLA 250 24 32 $32,271 $34,700
4MATIC Coupe AMG CLA 45 23 30 $46,872 $50,400
2018 Audi A3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,411
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,700
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$545 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a gorgeous shape in an impressive package. Equally impressive? Its ability to get expensive, even despite being the most affordable sedan in Mercedes' stable. The 2018 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry-level luxury sedan with style, performance, and content that make it a logical stepping stone for Volkswagen Golf and GTI buyers.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg -
Highway
37 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
35.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 -
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 -
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 -
Spare Tire Size
NA -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3274 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
NA -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1250 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
2.0 L/121 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5500 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 -
Trans Order Code
429 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.67 -
Trans Type
7 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLA -
Body Style
Sedan -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 -

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