People do not talk about money.
In this case already. The new Audi A3 sedan is significantly cheaper than the Mercedes CLA. And yet, clearly wins the comparison.
You are looking for a sedan in the compact class? Sloping rear you do not like, you want a full-size sedan, so with four doors and a proper trunk? Excessively many are there not in our latitudes. Still much less beautiful. Not surprising then that Mercedes and Audi drive into the gap.