When we compare the 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class's and the 2022 Tesla Model S's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and resale value. The 2022 Tesla Model S has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class's and the 2022 Tesla Model S's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. 2022 Tesla Model S Pricing
A used 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class ranges from $31,847 to $40,589 while a used 2022 Tesla Model S is priced between $65,999 to $99,058.
2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. 2022 Tesla Model S Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class loses 44.4 percent of its value and the 2022 Tesla Model S loses 52.3 percent of its value. This means the 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class retains 7.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2022 Tesla Model S.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class’s base engine makes 188 horsepower, and the 2022 Tesla Model S base engine makes 670 horsepower. The A-Class is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 473 miles. The Model S is rated to deliver an average of 124 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 405 miles.This gives the 2022 Tesla Model S the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class the advantage in maximum range. The A-Class uses premium unleaded, and the Model S uses electricity.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2022 Tesla Model S, a electric large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a subcompact car, has the advantage in the area of front head room.