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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2019 Audi A3

Even if you are planning on buying or leasing a luxury sedan, it is still wise to get the most for your money and make sure that your luxury sedan does indeed have the features you want. That’s why we are going to compare two popular luxury vehicles today. We’ll take a look at the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan and the 2019 Audi A3. However, we are going to be doing it a bit differently than normal. Instead of comparing the base trims, we are going to be comparing the trims that have a similar Starting MSRP*. This means that we will take the base trim of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, also known as the Mercedes-Benz C 300. This trim is compared to one of the top trims of the Audi A3; the Audi A3 Prestige. Both models have a similar Starting MSRP*, so we will be able to see how much you are getting for your money. Let’s begin.

2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300


2019 Audi A3 Prestige

$41,400 Starting MSRP* $41,700
255 hp & 273 lb.-ft. Horsepower & Torque 184 hp & 222 lb.-ft.
9G-TRONIC® automatic Transmission 7-speed automated manual
Rear-wheel drive Drivetrain Front-wheel drive
Standard Rear side airbags Optional
Unlimited yr. / unlimited mi. Roadside Assistance 4 yr. / 50,000 mi.
Standard Seat memory n/a
Optional Cooled/ventilated seats n/a

Advantages of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

As you can see, even though the Prestige is one of the higher trims of the A3 Sedan, you can still find yourself with more technology features and perks in the base trim of the C-Class. To start off with, you’ll see more power in the C 300 than in the A3 Prestige. You’ll also have the 9G-TRONIC® automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. When it comes to safety, you can also find some features standard on your C 300 that you won’t see standard on the A3 Prestige. This includes standard rear seat side airbags, which are only optional on the A3 Prestige. You’ll also have unlimited roadside assistance on the C 300, whereas the A3 Prestige has a 4-year or 50,000-mile cutoff. Of course, there are also some great luxury features on the C 300 as well, including standard driver’s side seat memory, so you don’t need to continuously adjust your seat whenever someone else drives your vehicle. You’ll also have the option of cooled/ventilated seats, which is something many people desire in the Arizona heat! Want to take a look at the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class yourself? Come on over to your friendly Mercedes-Benz dealer near North Scottsdale and Phoenix! Our team is wating to elp you find your next luxury vehicle here at Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz is a popular European brand that many people enjoy driving here in Scottsdale, and we can’t wait to show you why! *MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]
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