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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. 2018 Audi A4 | Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. 2018 Audi A4

The Mercedes-Benz CLA is a compact luxury sedan that is great for drivers who are looking for a car that is a little more than the A-Class. The CLA delivers power and performance while giving great mileage both in city and highway driving.

The Audi A4 is a compact luxury car by Audi. A few years ago, the entire design of the A4 was changed and the 2018 model builds upon that new design.

Design & Style

The CLA is a sporty coupe-shaped sedan with a 5-seater capacity. The CLA is meant to marry the idea of a functional luxury sedan with a sporty coupe. It does that brilliantly with its aggressive sporty styling and comfortable interior décor. Buttons and switches are intuitively placed within reach and the entire cabin is designed to maximize comfort.

The Audi A4 is also stylish and but has a bias towards being sporty than being a luxury sedan. This is where the CLA edges the Audi A4 out as the former combines both aspects beautifully. The cabin is quieter than previous models although the noise cancellation is not as good as in a Mercedes-Benz CLA.

Technology & Safety

The Mercedes-Benz CLA comes with a host of features to keep you safe on the road. These include Lane Assist Control that keeps you from wandering off your lane, adaptive cruise control as well as anti-collision warning. The CLA also features a touchscreen infotainment system with a highly responsive touch screen.

In this area, the A4 comes with smartphone integration just like the CLA. It also features an infotainment screen with a fairly decent user interface graphic. Audi A4 cars also feature adaptive cruise control as standard in all the cars.


The Mercedes-Benz CLA comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. This gives the car a surprisingly smooth and powerful drive. The transmission is smooth with a sturdy chassis that gives a firm and comfortable ride that does not waver around corners even when at speed.

The Audi A4 is powered by a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers a smooth ride and quick acceleration. But the Audi A4’s steering is a bit sluggish and does not respond as well as you would expect of a car at this level.

The Bottom Line

Although the Audi A4 has some strong points, the clear winner in this comparison is the Mercedes-Benz CLA. It delivers a highly responsive and smooth performance without the sluggishness of the Audi A4. The CLA beats the Audi on the variety and quality of the technological features in the cabin.

Ready to Schedule a 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Test Drive Today?

At Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown, we offer a wide variety of Mercedes-Benz models for you to choose from, including the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA and we are more than happy to arrange for a test drive so that you can experience the stellar features of this vehicle. Call us today to make an appointment or simply pay us a visit at our showroom today!

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Phone: 877-862-7343

630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY


Phone: 888-693-2406

630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY
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