2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2017 Audi A4

2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2017 Audi A4

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017 Audi A4 Sedan
  241 hp 190 hp
  17.4 gallons 15.3 gallons
  MBRACE® Optional

2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2017 Audi A4

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Buying a compact luxury car is a difficult task. Though the vehicles might be smaller, the list of required options, features and comfort considerations is not. It takes a special kind of company to consistently produce great luxury vehicles in smaller frames.

When it comes to the European luxury cars, the German automakers reign supreme. Two of the biggest car brands are German: the timeless excellence of Mercedes-Benz and the newer energies of Audi. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is among the most iconic brands on any car dealership in the world, while the Audi A4 is a well-known entry to the smaller sized challengers. Here is a breakdown of the strengths the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers compared to those of the 2017 Audi A4.


Few cars offer the kind of ride quality and smoothness that the 2017 C-Class can. The Mercedes-Benz has been fully optimized this year for a fun and engaging ride that glides effortlessly over road imperfections and calmly handles poor weather. The C-Class has been given extremely high marks for the soft and comfortable seats, premium interior materials and overall build quality. Few cars short of a Bentley or Rolls Royce will give the kind of ride comfort this Mercedes can. The Audi A4 is no slouch in driver comfort, but it is not better than the Mercedes-Benz model, either, and many car reviewers felt the 2017 C-Class held an edge in this category.


Few cars are as customizable and bespoke as the 2017 C-Class which comes with a myriad of available options. The C-Class offers six distinct configurations and customization allowing the car to go from a twin-turbo performance racer to a plug-in hybrid, including the optional 4MATIC®® all-wheel drive system. Additional C-Class options include a myriad of safety enhancements and infotainment adjustments, as well as visual adjustments like wood finished styling on the interior or the AMG® body style. The Audi A4 offers an array of customization and optional additions along with similar safety features. What the Audi A4 fails to offer is the same degree of styling options, which means some shoppers will be forced to compromise on style if they choose the Audi.


While a luxury car should be soft and plush and capable of getting passengers safely from point “A” to point “B”, the highest price ranges tend to offer the highest levels of performance, too. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is no exception, offering a competitive base spec engine package that produces 241 hp and an escalating series of performance packages that include a 275 hp hybrid or a powerful twin-turbo engine that produces 503 hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. Make no mistake about it, the Audi A4 offers a great handling vehicle that is paired with a solid engine, but while the Mercedes-Benz model offers a sport package (AMG®) the 2017 Audi A4 does not. Comparing a base C-Class to an Audi A4 still gives an edge to the Mercedes-Benz model.

A luxury shopper cannot go wrong with either of these vehicles, of course; both cars provide excellent performance with style, comfort and features. Anyone able to afford either car would undoubtedly love to have one, but as this comparison shows, any car buyers in the Burlington area should choose the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. If you’d like to see what separates the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in person, contact our knowledgeable sales professionals to set up a test drive today.