Later this year and early next year Mercedes and Audi will bring two new entry-level vehicles to market. When you look at what is on offer in terms of styling and interiors, you would be mistaken for thinking that these are more towards their mid-range, but you would be very much mistaken.
To look at, you would think these two vehicles are mismatched when it comes to pitting them against each other, but these sedans have more in common than you think, which is clearly pointed out in the Audi A3 2015 vs. 2014 Mercedes CLA video below.
Both vehicles are very important for their respective companies, but it is the Mercedes who has more to lose or win because they need to start to appeal to a younger generation. It is tough to bring the age of your customer base down, but the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray proved it could be done.
In the Audi A3 2015 vs. 2014 Mercedes CLA comparison video we get to see just how well these entry-level luxury sedans represent each brand and hit on some of the most important aspects of a car.
These aspects are features, fuel economy, interior space, performance, price and much more. We can tell you that while the Audi A3 comes packed with more stuff as standard, the CLA does come with the bigger engine, and so it is clear this is going to be a tough comparison.
The 2015 Audi A3 comes with a 1.8-liter TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which will produce 170 horsepower compared to the 2014 Mercedes CLA with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing around 208 horsepower.
When it comes to the exterior the new A3 is very elegant and is a nod to the larger A4, although personally, the CLA has the edge because it looks as though it will appeal to the younger audience.
When it comes to the technology inside, the Audi has the Mercedes beat, which is discussed in more detail in that video below. The 2014 Mercedes CLA250 and the 2015 A3 sedan will do very well for both German car makers, the question is, which do you believe has the edge?