Audi A3 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Monsoon Gray Metallic
VS
Cosmos Black Metallic

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$31,950 - $41,050
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.68 / 5
25 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
186 - 220 hp
208 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.4 TFSI 4 CYL PHEV 204 HP
2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder 220 HP
2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder 186 HP
2.0L I

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
40.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.4 - 39.6 in.
37 - 38.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.9 - 35.4 in.
27.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.3 - 37.5 in.
35.4 - 35.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
9.9 - 12.3 cu. ft.
13.1 cu. ft.

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Not Available
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
235

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.2 - 103.8 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 - 36.1 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
169.7 - 175.5 in.
182.3 in.

Width

Width
70.3 - 70.7 in.
70 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3197 - 3627 .lbs
3274 - 3395 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
186 - 220 hp
208 hp

Torque

Torque
258 ft. lbs.
258 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
10.6 - 14.5 gal.
14.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 31 mpg
12 - 16 mpg

City

City
22 - 24 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 31 mpg
32 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available
Optional

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Not Available

Safety Features

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Cabriolet, Audi A3 Sedan, Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
Mercedes-Benz CLA

Body Style

Body Style
Cabriolet, Sedan, Sportback, quattro Cabriolet, quattro Sedan
4MATIC - Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon - Subcompact Cars
Subcompact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4 - 5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3197 - 3627 lbs.
3274 - 3395 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25, 27, 28, 29, 36
27 - 29 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
1.4 L/85 - 2.0 L/121
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 - 26 mpg.
24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 - 35 mpg.
32 - 37 mpg.

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 7
7

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.93, 3.40, 3.50
3.86

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79, 2.75, 2.77
2.43

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.12, 1.77, 1.85
2.67

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77, 0.93, 1.02
1.37

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70, 0.81, 1.02
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64, 0.76, 0.84
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.86, 2.90, 3.35
3.42

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.75 - 4.77
3.46

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/40R18 - P225/45HR17
235/40R18, P225/40WR18, P225/45HR17, P225/HR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/40R18 - P225/45HR17
235/40R18, P225/40WR18, P225/45HR17, P225/HR19

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Not Available

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.
17 - 19 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.
17 - 19 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Not Available

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320
Not Available

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1, 6.3, 6.6, 7.0
6.1 - 6.5

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Not Available

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
115

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 - 36.1 ft.
36.1 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in.
12.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 in.
11.6 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
10.6 - 14.5 gal.
14.8 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.4 - 39.6 in.
37 - 38.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
40.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in.
56 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.3 - 37.5 in.
35.4 - 35.6 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
31.9 - 35.4 in.
27.1 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
45.7 - 53 in.
53.2 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.2 - 103.8 in.
106.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
169.7 - 175.5 in.
182.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.3 - 70.7 in.
70 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
55.5 - 56.1 in.
56.6 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.7 - 61.2 in.
60.9 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
59.6 - 60.1 in.
60.8 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
13.6 ft³.
Not Available

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
33.7 ft³.
Not Available

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
83
Not Available

Battery Range

Battery Range
16
Not Available

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
9.9 - 12.3 ft³.
13.1 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64
0.73

Model Group

Model Group
A3
CLA

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact Luxury
Compact Luxury

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Convertible, Hatchback, Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.4 - 2.0
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4