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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2018 Audi A3

When sorting through the available luxury brands in search of a sporty and stylish car, the two vehicles that continually catch your eye are the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4-Door Coupe and the 2018 Audio A3 Sedan. Both of these beauties exude exterior appeal as well as boast comfortable and accommodating cabins, but once you look past the similarities their differences start to stack up. Find out all the differences and similarities between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA and the 2018 Audi A3 right here.

Driver side exterior view of a blue 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4-Door Coupe on the left "vs" a rear exterior view of a blue 2018 Audi A3 on the right

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA


2018 Audi A3

2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder
208 HP/ 258 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 186 HP/ 221 LB-FT
7-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 7-Speed Automatic
24 MPG City/ 37 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 26 MPG City/ 35 MPG HWY

*EPA estimated 37 MPG highway and 24 MPG city with 14.8-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions

Compare the 2018 CLA Coupe & the 2018 A3

Both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA and the 2018 Audi A3 have sleek and sophisticated exterior styling that feature uninterrupted body lines for an aerodynamic allure. But, only the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4-Door Coupe provides the interior space of a sedan with the arcing roofline and beautiful balance of a 2-door coupe design. Inside the cabin of both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA and the 2018 Audi A3 you will find seating for five people and even with its more streamlined design the 2018 CLA provides passengers with more front-row headroom and shoulder room than the 2018 Audi A3 does. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA also offers 13.1 cubic feet of trunk space compared to the 2018 Audi A3’s 12.3 cubic feet. The cabins of the 2018 CLA and the 2018 A3 have available heated leather seats and high-end finishes throughout, but with more interior cargo and passenger space the 2018 CLA provides a more comfortable ride for all passengers. Along with its more powerful and efficient engine and eye-catching exterior design, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4-Door Coupe is the easy choice over the 2018 Audi A3. Take the 2018 CLA Coupe for a test drive today at Mercedes-Benz of Salem and experience all of its first-class amenities for yourself.