2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2017 Audi A3

To find the ideal luxury model for your driving style and needs, it's essential to compare models to their top competitors. By comparing the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA to its top competitor, the 2017 Audi A3, you can get an idea of which model best fits your requirements.

On paper, these models look very similar. Both models feature available Wi-Fi hotspot, Adapstive Cruise Control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a central controller, advanced safety systems and the list continues. But, when you look at these models side by side, the personality of each is different. The A3 is ideal for the sedan lover and "family-man" while the 2018 CLA exudes a sportier look with its coupe design and athletic diamond-block grille. Keep reading for further comparison of these two luxury models.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA VS 2017 Audi A3
Standard Selectable Drive Modes  Not Available
Available  Wi-Fi Hotspot  Available 
208 hp @ 5500 RPM  Horsepower  186 hp @ 4400 – 6000 RPM 
37 MPG Highway Fuel Economy  35 MPG

Experience the Break-Free Performance of the 2018 CLA

While the 2018 CLA and Audi A3 provide drivers with very similar features for convenience and safety, where the CLA really takes the cake is its performance. Though the A3 features similar efficiency numbers to the CLA, the Mercedes-Benz offers a driving experience with a little more edge. The 2018 CLA puts out more horsepower and allows for a customizable drive using the brand's DYNAMIC SELECT drive modes system. Unlike the A3's single level of performance, the 2018 CLA has four drive modes – ECO, Comfort, Sport or Individual.

To get behind the wheel of this dynamic 2018 Mercedes-Benz model, contact our team at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert.

2018 CLA leather interior
2018 CLA diamond block grille
2018 CLA Cirrus White
2018 CLA leather wrapped steering wheel