2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2018 Audi A3
Things can get pretty hectic when the big boys come to play. However, if you don’t sense the storm that’s brewing when the little guys go head to head, take another look outside. Mercedes-Benz and Audi have brought their best with their compact luxury cars, and you know things can get pretty heated in these matchups. See the luxury that spews from each as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2018 Audi A3.
Performance is the major difference between these two. The CLA 250 packs 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque into its 2.0-liter inline-4 engine, which is more than the A3 which gets 186 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. If performance is at the forefront of your priorities, wave bye-bye as you fly by in the CLA 250.
|2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250||vs||2018 Audi A3 Sedan 2.0T Premium|
|24 city/37 hwy mpg||Fuel Efficiency||26 city/35 hwy mpg|
|7 Speed Automatic||Transmission||7 Speed Automatic|
|258 lb-ft||Torque||221 lb-ft|
|6.9 seconds||0 to 60 time||Not Available|
|8||Number of Airbags||7|
|DISTRONIC PLUS® (Optional)||Intelligent Cruise Control||Not Available|
|8 inches||Entertainment Screen Size||7 inches|
As previously mentioned, the CLA 250 outweighs the A3 in performance. This doesn’t just apply to the engine power, though. The 2018 CLA 250 comes standard with DYNAMIC SELECT, a feature that adjusts the engine driving style to the terrain or to your preference with five modes that give you a more customizable driving experience. Those modes include:
ECO: Eases up throttle and chassis to increase fuel efficiency
Sport: Sharpens the throttle and chassis for a sportier drive and quicker response
Sport+: Same as Sport, but with even more power
Comfort: Default mode; provides some of the benefits of each without too much of one mode
Individual: This mode allows you to customize it to your specific preference, allowing you to pick and choose different engine responses to get as much of each feature as you like
Interested in owning the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250? We have these cars available right here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis. Stop by today and see if we can match you up with the affordable compact luxury sedan you’ve been looking for!