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Audi A7 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLS

When comparing the Audi A7 to the Mercedes-Benz CLS, the Audi A7 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 overall quality score. The Mercedes-Benz CLS has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Audi A7 versus the Mercedes-Benz CLS, the Audi A7 is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

Audi A7 versus Mercedes-Benz CLS Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Audi A7 ranges from $47,279 to $64,338 while a used Mercedes-Benz CLS from the same model year range is priced between $48,950 to $72,896. For a new model, the Audi A7's price is between $72,651 and $85,854, with the Mercedes-Benz CLS priced between $79,193 and $99,800.

Audi A7 versus Mercedes-Benz CLS Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi A7 is 8.2 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz CLS's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Audi A7 being ranked 2 out of 25 Best Luxury Large Cars and the Mercedes-Benz CLS being ranked 5 out of 25.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Audi A7’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz CLS base engine makes 362 horsepower. The A7 is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 579 miles. The CLS is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 633 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Audi A7 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$72,651 - $85,854

Used Asking Price:

$47,279 - $64,338

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

56.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$79,193 - $99,800

Used Asking Price:

$48,950 - $72,896

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

7.6 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 25
7 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 25
5 / 25

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

quattro Premium 55 TFSI, quattro Premium Plus 55 TFSI, quattro Prestige 55 TFSI

Trim Levels

CLS 450 4MATIC

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

335 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

369 foot-lbs @ 1370 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.077 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

362 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

369 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.085 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 30 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

405 / 579 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 30 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

464 / 633 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

24.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

36.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

35.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

11.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

93.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4343 lbs

Width:

83.4 inches

Height:

56 inches

Length:

195.6 inches

Wheelbase:

115.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4255 lbs

Width:

81.5 inches

Height:

56.3 inches

Length:

196.4 inches

Wheelbase:

115.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

3.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/40R20

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/40R19