Compare your luxury coupe options with our Mercedes-Benz CLA competitive analysis

At the Automaster, our Mercedes-Benz CLA coupes have always been a compelling option for those looking to step into the luxury segment. Pairing sleek, seductive styling with the responsive handling and performance that the Mercedes-Benz Brand has always been known for, the Mercedes-Benz CLA coupe is perfect for everything from daily commuting to and from work in nearby South Burlington, to taking long, relaxing drives through Shelburne on Route 7.

Of course, if you're interested in a carl like the new Mercedes-Benz CLA coupe here at  The Automaster, you've also probably got your eye on some similar luxury coupes for sale in nearby Essex and Colchester, VT. Luckily, here at our Shelburne, VT Mercedes-Benz dealership, we're always keeping a close watch on the competition, which is why we've gone ahead and made a quick competitive analysis that shows how our new Mercedes-Benz CLA stacks up to comparable models lie the Audi A3.

Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. Audi A3


When it comes to performance credentials, both the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3 are respectable competitors near the top of the luxury coupe segment. Both feature available all-wheel drive systems, with the new Mercedes-Benz CLA offering the impeccable Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system which will prove invaluable for winter driving in nearby Burlington, VT.

However, when it comes to standard horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLA easily outpaces the new Audi A3. The Mercedes-Benz CLA offers up to 208 horsepower standard, while the new Audi A3's standard horsepower tops out at just 186 horsepower.

And if its ample power weren't impressive enough, the new Mercedes-Benz CLA is also markedly more efficient than the Audi A3. The Mercedes-Benz CLA offers highway fuel economy of up to an EPA-estimated 37 mpg, while the Audi A3 maxes out at an EPA-estimated 35 mpg on the highway. This makes the Mercedes-Benz CLA a smarter bet if you spend a lot of time driving to visit family and friends in Plattsburgh, NY.


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Audi A3


Sophistication and craftmanship have always been hallmarks of the Mercedes-Benz brand, and its design mastery is on full display with the new Mercedes-Benz CLA. Now, both the Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Audi A3 feature upscale interior designs, with available features like leather upholstery, panoramic sunroofs, and premium interior trim accents giving their cabins an aura of opulence. However, there are a few key differences that give the Mercedes-Benz CLA the edge over the Audi A3.

First and foremost, the Mercedes-Benz CLA features available ambient interior lighting, a feature which the Audi A3 sadly lacks. In addition, if you go around to the rear of the Mercedes-Benz CLA, you'll find that it has a hands-free trunk that will prove positively invaluable when you're shopping in South Burlington and need to load up your car with your hands full. Once again, a hands-free trunk is conspicuously absent from the Audi A3's equipment list.

And if that weren't enough, the Mercedes-Benz CLA has up to 13.1 cubic-feet of cargo space in its trunk, while the Audi A3 tops out at just 12.3 cubic-feet of cargo space. So, if you're planning on taking long trips in your car and need some extra space for luggage, you'll want to choose the new Mercedes-Benz CLA over the Audi A3.

Visit our Shelburne, VT Mercedes-Benz showroom to test drive the new Mercedes-Benz CLA today

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3328 Shelburne Rd
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Now, these are just a few of the many ways that the new Mercedes-Benz  CLA differentiates itself from competitors like the new Audi A3, and we think that once you've compared it to other luxury coupes, you'll quickly see that the Mercedes-Benz CLA is at the head of its class. So, feel free to stop in to The Automaster to try out the new Mercedes-Benz CLA for yourself, and see why drivers from all corners of Vermont hold this luxury coupe in such high esteem.

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