2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2019 Audi A3

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2019 Audi A3

Germany is perhaps the most well-known producer of luxury vehicles, and with names like Mercedes-Benz and Audi originating from there, it makes sense why German engineered vehicles are so heavily sought after. These two mammoths in the industry are back again and ready to dominate the roads in 2019. Check out this comparison between the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2019 Audi A3!

While both models have great performance under the hood, one of them is just a little better. The CLA 250 may be an entry-level luxury car, but it still outdoes the A3 with more horsepower and torque. it also comes with intelligent cruise control, a feature that is not found in the A3. How else do they compare? Take a look at the table below for a head to head comparison!

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250


2019 Audi A3 2.0T Premium

$33,100* MSRP $32,500
24 city/37 hwy mpg** Fuel Efficiency 26 city/35 hwy mpg
7-Speed Automatic Transmission 7-Speed Automatic
208 Horsepower 186
258 lb-ft Torque 221 lb-ft
6.9 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain FWD
8 Number of Airbags 8
Standard Front Power Memory Seats Not Available
Optional Intelligent Cruise Control Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2019 CLA 250

One other notable difference is that Mercedes-Benz isn’t partnered with any conventional automakers. Audi is the luxury brand for Volkswagen, meaning you’ll see many of the same features, or a variation of them, between both Audi and Volkswagen. Pure, unrefined luxury is all you’ll find from Mercedes-Benz. Some of those luxury features you’ll find in the 2019 CLA 250 include:

  • 14-way power seats with memory
  • Genuine wood trim
  • Remote Start (via Mercedes me mobile app)
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • and much more

Interested in test driving a Mercedes-Benz? Whether it’s the CLA 250 or another model, come pick one out and take it for a spin here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis!

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.

**EPA estimated 37 MPG highway and 24 MPG city with 13.2-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

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