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Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. Audi A6

In comparing the Mercedes-Benz E-Class to the Audi A6, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has the advantage in the area of overall quality score. The Audi A6 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 fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class versus the Audi A6, the Audi A6 is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class versus Audi A6 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Mercedes-Benz E-Class ranges from $46,953 to $95,257 while a used Audi A6 from the same model year range is priced between $40,723 to $60,433. For a new model, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class's price is between $58,258 and $92,442, with the Audi A6 priced between $57,745 and $73,934.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class versus Audi A6 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is 8.5 out of 10 while the Audi A6's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class being ranked 4 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Audi A6 being ranked 5 out of 29.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the Audi A6 base engine makes 261 horsepower. The E-Class is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 539 miles. The A6 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 598 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are midsize cars, the Audi A6 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear shoulder room. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6 are comparable in regards to front shoulder room.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$58,258 - $92,442

Used Asking Price:

$46,953 - $95,257

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

56.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$57,745 - $73,934

Used Asking Price:

$40,723 - $60,433

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

58.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

6.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 29
4 / 29

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 29
5 / 29

Summary Review

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Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Convertible

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

AMG E 53, E 450 4MATIC, E 450

Trim Levels

3.0T quattro Prestige, 2.0T quattro Premium, 3.0T quattro Premium, 3.0T quattro Premium Plus, 2.0T quattro Premium Plus

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

273 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

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

0.067 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

261 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

273 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

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

0.064 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

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

23 / 31 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

400 / 539 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

24 / 31 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

463 / 598 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:

Not yet available

Pedestrian Detection:

Not yet available

Lane Departure Warning:

Not yet available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Not yet available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Not yet available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Not yet available

360-Degree Camera:

Not yet available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Not yet available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Not yet 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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Cargo Space:

13.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

98.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

13.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3781 lbs

Width:

81.3 inches

Height:

57.8 inches

Length:

194.3 inches

Wheelbase:

115.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

3.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4101 lbs

Width:

83.1 inches

Height:

57.4 inches

Length:

194.4 inches

Wheelbase:

115.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R19