If you are researching for your next sedan, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a solid choice. But how does it hold up to the competition? We’ve decided to pit it against one of its biggest competitors; the 2018 Audi A4.
In the table below, we have laid out the specifications for both vehicles in a side-by-side comparison in order to determine what sedan could be the best fit for you. For the purpose of this comparison, we will be taking a look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 300 Sport 4dr with the 2.0-Liter 4-cylinder Turbo engine. For its competition, we will be looking at the 2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Premium 4dr with the 2.0-Liter 4-cylinder Turbo engine.
Hopefully at the end of this comparison, you will be able to determine what sedan you are interested in. Now without further ado, let’s take a look at these two vehicles.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2018 Audi A4
|241 hp||Horsepower||190 hp|
|9-speed shiftable automatic||Transmission||7-speed automated manual|
|22/30/25 mpg*||Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined)||25/33/28 mpg|
|17.4 gal||Fuel Capacity||15.3 gal|
As you can see in the table above, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class outstrips the 2018 Audi A4 when it comes to power. The E-Class sedan generates 241 horsepower, while the A4 has 190 hp. For any person looking for a powerful vehicle, you may want to consider the Mercedes-Benz over the Audi A4. Also, if you look at the transmission, the E-Class has a 9-speed shiftable automatic, while the A4 7-speed automated manual.
When it comes to fuel efficiency, the competition is much closer. As you can see, the E-Class gets 22 miles per gallon in the city and 30 in the highway, coming to a combined of 25 miles per gallon. The A4, on the other hand, has 25 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway, which is a combined 28 miles per gallon. So, the A4 does actually get a bit better gas mileage than the E-Class. However, the E-class has a much bigger fuel tank than the A4, at 17.4 gallons, as opposed to 15.3 gallons. This means that, even though the A4 has better gas mileage, the E-Class still has the capability of going farther on a full tank than the A4, depending on the driving conditions.
*EPA estimated 30 MPG highway and 22 MPG city with 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions