When comparing the 2021 Audi A6's and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Audi A6 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The 2021 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 2021 Audi A6's and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a better car than the 2021 Audi A6.
2021 Audi A6 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Pricing
A used 2021 Audi A6 ranges from $33,964 to $49,000 while a used 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is priced between $27,255 to $43,255.
2021 Audi A6 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Audi A6 loses 58.2 percent of its value and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class loses 44.4 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class retains 13.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Audi A6.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Audi A6’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class base engine makes 188 horsepower. The A6 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 598 miles. The A-Class is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 486 miles.This gives the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2021 Audi A6 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2021 Audi A6, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a subcompact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The 2021 Audi A6 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.