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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $61,650

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3   
Difference: $3,865

Lowest Total Invoice: $57,405

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3   
Difference: $3,595

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3CLA
TrimRS 3AMG CLA45
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $54,900 $50,400
Base Invoice $51,058 $46,872
Technology Package 3,200  
Driver Assistance Package 1,400 1,500
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575 720
Carbon fiber trim 600 950
Sport exhaust   650
Multimedia Package   2,300
Premium Package   1,800
AMG Red Cut Exclusive Package   1,650
Parktronic Package   970
Convenience Package   400
Synthetic suede steering wheel   500
Illuminated door sill trim plates   350
Sunroof, large   1,480
Adaptive dampers - electrical   850
Technology Package 2,976  
Driver Assistance Package 1,302 1,395
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536 669
Carbon fiber trim 558 884
Sport exhaust   605
Multimedia Package   2,139
Premium Package   1,674
AMG Red Cut Exclusive Package   1,535
Parktronic Package   902
Convenience Package   372
Synthetic suede steering wheel   465
Illuminated door sill trim plates   326
Sunroof, large   1,376
Adaptive dampers - electrical   791
Options (change) 5,775 14,120
Options (change) 5,372 13,133
Destination 975 995
Total Price $61,650 $65,515
Total Invoice $57,405 $61,000

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,005
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,794
Model Year20182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3CLA
TrimRS 3AMG CLA45
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine400hp I5375hp I4
TransmissionS7S7
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/28 MPG23/30 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)705, 14?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/35-19235/40-18
Total Price$61,650$65,515
Adjustments for Features0-860
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$61,650$64,655
Total Invoice$57,405$61,000
Adjustments for Features0-801
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$57,405$60,199

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Features Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

Model Year20182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3CLA
TrimRS 3AMG CLA45
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200$1200
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100
Remote climate control $25
Remote start via app $75
Semi-automated parking system $500
Universal garage door opener $100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Cross-traffic warning, rear$100 
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Lane departure prevention, steering-based$200 
Rollover sensor $50
Secondary collision brake assist$25 
Temporary spare tire$150 
Tires, run-flat $150
Cargo Management 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
App support $100
Automatic air recirculation$100 
CD player $125
Handwriting recognition$200 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15 
Navigation map updates, three years $0
SMS text-to-speech reader $25
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $325
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional) $0
Front splitter spoiler $200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
Boost gauge$75 
Chronometer $100
Compass$0 
Cornering lights$50 
Headlight washers$50 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250 
LED headlights$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25
Performance meter$150 
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Color seat belts $0
Interior trim, special color $0
Manual height adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Manual tilt adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual tilt adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Memory system, driver seat $200
Memory system, passenger seat $150
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat $100
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power height adjuster, driver seat $100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power recliner, driver seat $100
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Synthetic suede door panel trim$250 
Upholstered instrument panel $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Performance steering system (optional) $0
Total Value of Features$6,815$7,675
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$860
Value of Feature Adjustments0-801

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Specifications Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

Model Year20182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3CLA
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase103.8 in106.3 in
Length175.4 in182.3 in
Width70.7 in70.0 in
Height55.7 in56.6 in
Curb Weight3,593 lb.3,494 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom36.5 in38.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.8 in56.0 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in40.2 in
Row 2 Headroom36.1 in35.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.0 in53.2 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in27.1 in
Cargo Volume12.3 ft313.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Performance meter150No
Surround sound250No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Speed limit information0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Remote app25Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested126550%
Total Not Requested125050%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200No
Total Requested95070%
Total Not Requested40030%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG CLA45

Sport exhaust
FeatureValueRequested?
Sport exhaust0No
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable250Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%
Multimedia Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Smartphone integration0No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
App support100No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested114092%
Total Not Requested1008%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested85089%
Total Not Requested10011%
AMG Red Cut Exclusive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Interior trim, special color0No
Color seat belts0No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable0No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Upholstered instrument panel300No
Total Requested100077%
Total Not Requested30023%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Total Requested950100%
Total Not Requested00%
Parktronic Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Total Requested50050%
Total Not Requested50050%
Convenience Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Compass0No
Total Requested22569%
Total Not Requested10031%

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