Do you plan on buying soon a luxury compact sedan on the Montreal's North Shore in Laval and do not know which one to choose between the 2017 Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic and the 2017 Audi A3 Quattro Sedan that are both available for sale? This objective face-off between these two luxury sedans will help you choose which one to bring home! First of all, the 2017 Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic as well as the 2017 Audi A3 Quattro are considered as the benchmarks of their category in their own right regarding performance, comfort and build-quality in the Laval region. Which one is the best fit concerning what you are looking for: the 2017 Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic or the 2017 Audi A3 Quattro?
The newly facelifted 2017 Audi A3 has been depicted as having the most cutting-edge technology by the press, by offering, among other options, the possibility to have the beautiful Audi Virtual Cockpit that is a true digital dashboard displaying under your eyes all the relevant information on the road and your vehicle.
For a price almost identical to the 2017 Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic available in the Laval area, the 2017 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Quattro Konfort S Tronic offers better performance thanks to its 2.0-liter 220-hp engine, while the Mercedes's motor delivers 208 horsepower only. This affects the A3's acceleration positively, with a time to run from 0 to 100 km/h of 6.2 seconds only, compared to the 6.5 seconds needed by the 2017 Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic for the same task. Hence, the 2017 Audi A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Quattro Konfort S Tronic performs better, for a fuel efficiency which is almost identical to that of the Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic for anyone looking for a capable luxury sedan in Laval.
Indeed, the Audi A3's better performance level compared to the 2017 Mercedes CLA 250 is not achieved at the expense of fuel consumption since the Audi A3 needs 9.8 liters of gas to travel 100 kms in a city environment, which is the same as the Mercedes CLA 4Matic. On highway, the 2017 Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic 2017 needs 7.1 liters of gas for 100 kms, whereas the Audi needs barely more (7.2 liters) for the same exercise.
Equipment wise, the 2017 Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic and the 2017 Audi A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Quattro Konfort S Tronic are compact sedans that have the latest technological refinements that you could expect to find on such luxurious cars to travel with upscale comfort on the Montreal's North Shore in Laval.
However, the 2017 Audi A3 Sedan gives you more for the same price, with a leather interior with power and heated front seats, while the Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic offers synthetic leather seats. In the same fashion, the Audi features standard satellite radio with the Sirius XM service, while in the 2017 CLA 250 4Matic from Mercedes it is just preinstalled. The Audi A3 features also the very intuitive and latest MMI infotainment system associated with a standard 180W 10-speaker Audi audio system, while the Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic's sound system has only 8 speakers. Last but not least, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are offered as standard in the 2017 Audi A3 while it is optional in the Mercedes.
As with any luxury sedan, you can customize these two beautiful cars as you like with the endless optional equipment list. But you will need to spend more than $53 215 to get your Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic fully equipped (without preparation and handling) while it will cost you less to do the same with the 2017 A3 ($50 550). This is why the Car Guide gave an overall rating of 79% for the 2017 A3 versus 70% for the 2017 CLA.
Therefore, before visiting your local Mercedes dealer in Laval on the Montreal's North Shore to see the 2017 CLA 250 4Matic, why don't you book a test drive of the 2017 Audi A3 Quattro at Audi Lauzon? You won't regret it. In the meantime, you will be able to check our current offers on the different Audi A3s, whether they are new, preowned or demonstrator vehicles. Maybe you will find the Audi A3 that will suit your tastes in our large inventory!