Comparison - Audi S4 Prestige quattro 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 2018

General

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Average Price: 
55,800
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
50,400
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.30gals
14.80gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The S4’s understated looks won’t snap necks on the street, but its 354-hp turbo 3.0-liter V-6 and all-wheel-drive traction can realign your spine on demand. Sorry stick-shift purists, an eight-speed automatic is the sole gearbox. With standard massaging front seats and premium interior materials, the sophisticated sedan also pampers passengers.

Pros
Solid performance,
stealthy road presence,
refined and high-tech cabin.

Cons
Short on engagement behind the wheel,
fierce competitors in the same showroom.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Audi S4 balances perfectly performance with luxury in a package that's both practical and sharp. Hardly a recipe for excitement, but one that touches all the bases.

Pros
Sharp exterior
Comfortable in front or back
Plentiful power from V-6
Comfortable ride
Good standard equipement

Cons
Transmission seems hesitant
Finicky optional sport steering
Drama-less?
Missing S5's power dome

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Strong acceleration
Nimble handling
Well-appointed interior

Cons
Small trunk
Looks too conservative
Clunky start/stop system

By: 
motortrend.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class ranked #18 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lively engine with excellent fuel economy
Agile handling
Large, convenient trunk

Cons
Cumbersome infotainment system and controls
Small back seat
Run-flat tires create stiff, noisy ride

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class returns largely unchanged.If it were the only sedan in its class, we'd be inclined to agree. But there are some similarly priced vehicles out there, and they don't have the same drivability, comfort and space issues that the CLA does.

PROS
Generous list of standard features
Potent performance from the AMG CLA 45
Athletic handling instills confidence
Luxury badging without the premium price

CONS
Some interior elements aren't up to luxury car standards
Rear seats are confining
Ride can be rather stiff
Engine and transmission are slow to respond at low speeds

By: 
edmunds.com

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.

Pros
Sleek silhouette
Responsive turbo engines
Supportive front seats
Andriod Auto/Apple CarPlay ready
Big, 8.0-inch infotainment screen

Cons
Small rear seat
Can get pricey
Stiff ride
Too eager to upshift
Difficult entry/exit in rear

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 1 370rpm
350ft-lbs
at 2 250rpm
Horsepower: 
354hp
at 5 400rpm
375hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.10Feet
36.10Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.80in
183.80in
Width: 
72.50in
70.00in
Height: 
55.30in
55.70in
Wheel Base: 
111.20in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
38.20
Front Leg Room: 
41.30in
40.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
56.00in
Rear Head Room: 
37.40
35.40
Rear leg room: 
35.70in
27.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.50in
53.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.00cu.ft
13.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3858.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Massaging
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Sport Front Seats
Leatherette/Suede
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Interior Air Filtration

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
19 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
755 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Memory Card Slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Performance Tires
Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Emergency Braking Preparation
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (W/Side Assist)
Driver Assistance Package
Winter Wheel And Tire Package
Warm Weather Package
Prestige
Cold Weather Package
Black Optic Package
S Sport Package
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Multimedia Package
AMG DINAMICA Interior Package
Interior Package
AMG "Red Cut" Exclusive Package
AMG Dynamic Plus Package
Convenience Package
AMG Performance Studio Package
Exterior Options: 
Audi Beam - Rings
19" 5-Spoke-V Design Wheels
Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid Spoiler
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
18" 245/40 All-Season Tires
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam - Quattro
Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars W/Storage Bag
AMG Performance Exhaust
19" AMG Cross-Spoke Black Wheels W/Yellow Rim
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Star
19" AMG Cross-Spoke
AMG Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers
19" AMG Cross-Spoke (Black)
Panorama Sunroof
19" AMG Multispoke Wheels
Red Brake Calipers
AMG Center Cap
19" AMG Multispoke Wheels (Black)
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Fine Nappa Leather Interior W/Leatherette Covered Center Console And Door Armrests
Audi Guard All-Weather Front And Rear Mats - Black W/"S4" Logo Front Mats
Audi First Aid Kit
Leather Care Kit
Garmin MAP PILOT
Red Seat Belts
Compass
AMG Illuminated Door Sill Panels
AMG Performance Front Seats By Recaro
KEYLESS-GO
Black Seat Belts
Heated Front Seats
Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 Surround Sound System
Multicolor Ambient Cabin Lighting
Smartphone Integration
AMG Performance Steering Wheel (Nappa/DINAMICA)