When comparing the Audi A4's and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class's specifications and ratings, the Audi A4 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. The Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Audi A4's and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class's specifications and ratings, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a better car than the Audi A4.
Audi A4 vs. Mercedes-Benz A-Class Pricing
A used 2023 Audi A4 ranges from $37,496 to $49,845 while a used 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is priced between $33,691 to $41,361. For a new model, the Audi A4's price is between $44,639 and $54,492, with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class priced between $37,722 and $47,659.
Audi A4 vs. Mercedes-Benz A-Class Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi A4 loses 52.5 percent of its value and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class loses 44.4 percent of its value. This means the Mercedes-Benz A-Class retains 8.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Audi A4.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Audi A4’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class base engine makes 188 horsepower. Both the A4 and the A-Class are rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 505 and 473 miles respectively. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Audi A4, a compact 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 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 Audi A4 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Audi A4 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.