When we compare the 2019 Audi Q8's and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Audi Q8 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Audi Q8's and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a better car than the 2019 Audi Q8.
2019 Audi Q8 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Pricing
A used 2019 Audi Q8 ranges from $38,862 to $55,975 while a used 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is priced between $23,799 to $32,565.
2019 Audi Q8 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Audi Q8 loses 52.3 percent of its value and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class loses 44.4 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class retains 7.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Audi Q8.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Audi Q8’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class base engine makes 188 horsepower. The Q8 is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 495 miles. The A-Class is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 473 miles.This gives the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2019 Audi Q8 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The 2019 Audi Q8 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.