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Probably the match up of the year will feature the all-new Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Competition doesn't get any more direct than these two.

Let's see. They're both from the motherland — Germany — both are powered by four-cylinder powerplants and both are priced at precisely $29,900. Oh, and both models will offer souped up variants in the S3 and CLA45 AMG.

Let's stick to the mass volume metal for now.

Obviously Audi and Mercedes' products seem very similar on paper. It's essentially the same car. The reality is that both companies do tune their vehicles differently and price them a bit differently when you get to the options. This makes a difference for a buyer at the end of the day. So, if you're in-market, you may want to educate yourself a bit about the pros and cons of the all-new Audi and Mercedes-Benz.

See who gets the vote of approval below!


In this comparison test video review, Edmunds.com compares the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 and the 2015 Audi A3. These two compact luxury sedans represent a new segment that's likely going to flourish in the coming years. Topics discussed include fuel economy, performance, interior space, features, price and cargo room.




CAR WARS! The German Showdown We've ALL Been Waiting For — Audi A3 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

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