2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2018 Audi A3

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2018 Audi A3

Mercedes-Benz is known for their extraordinary performance features. Whether it’s the lineup of sedans or the multiple SUV options, you’re sure to find unmatched luxury and uncompromising comfort. Fellow German automaker Audi isn’t trailing far behind, and that can be seen in their lineup of sedans and SUVs. Find out how the two compare as we look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2018 Audi A3!

At first glance, you’ll notice different shapes to each: the A3 has a more rounded shape while the CLA 250 maintains a sportier allure with a lower profile and wider frame. That sportier look isn’t just limited to appearance, though. With greater horsepower and torque, the CLA 250 gives drivers a boost in adrenaline each time the light goes green. Just take a look at the table below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250


2018 Audi A3 2.0T Premium

208 hp/258 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 186 hp/221 lb-ft
Standard Front Power Memory Seats Not Available
Standard Vehicle Location System Not Available
Optional Electronic Parking Aid Not Available

Specs and Features in the 2018 CLA 250

Audi might have a great reputation, but it’s not quite as big as the Mercedes-Benz nameplate. Ever since the first gasoline-powered automobile was built by Karl Benz in 1886, the automaker has continued to move forward with some of the most luxurious vehicles in the automotive industry. What’s more, the 2018 CLA costs less than you might think. It’s loaded with many accessories and features not found in the A3. Some of the luxury features you’ll find in the CLA 250 include:

  • 14-way power front seats with memory
  • Sport front seats with adjustable cushion length
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Hands-free Bluetooth® interface
  • Heated seating
  • Keyless entry
  • In-car Wi-Fi hotspot
  • And much more!

Both cars are great choices in their own right, but the one with the Mercedes-Benz nameplate might be worth taking a second look at. Interested in learning more? Come check it out or schedule a test drive here at James Motor Company!

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