2019 Audi A7 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450: Luxury Sport Sedan Comparison From Audi Gilbert

2019 Audi A7 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 Sport Sedan Information in Gilbert, AZ

The 2019 Audi A7 is all-new for the 2019 model year, but it's still a striking, capable alternative to the classic sports sedan. With its fastback design and spacious rear hatch, the 2019 Audi A7 blends the shape of a coupe and the elegance of a sedan with the practicality and visibility of a hatchback! When compared to the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450, the 2019 Audi A7 has a more comfortable interior, superior technology and more thrilling performance. Find out more below where the pros at Audi Gilbert have compared these models side-by-side. You're sure to agree, the 2019 Audi A7 is a better value than the so-called "four-door coupe" from Mercedes.

Audi A7 Cargo Area

Interior Equipment: 2019 Audi A7 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450

While a new Audi sedan is built to perform, it's also built to simply get you where you need to go in comfort and style. That's why the 2019 Audi A7 provides an extra 2" of rear seat legroom compared to the 2019 Mercedes CLS 450. And while the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 is advertised as a "coupe" (for some reason), it features a traditional sedan truck that can hold just 11.9 cubic feet of cargo storage. By contrast, the 2019 Audi A7 boasts a sporty fastback design that provides an impressive 24.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear hatch. When you want a sportier take on the classic luxury sedan that's more practical and spacious too, the 2019 Audi A7 is the one you want.

Audi A7 Dual Touchscreens

Infotainment & Comfort: 2019 Audi A7 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450

While both these sophisticated sedans come standard with a touchscreen display and smartphone pairing through Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, there's plenty more technology where that came from on the 2019 Audi A7. Standard tri-zone automatic climate control lets driver, front passenger and rear passengers all manage their own climate settings for ideal comfort. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate controls. In that sedan, rear seat passengers are at the mercy of the preferences of those up front.

What's more, the 2019 Audi A7 offers a premium audio system that just can't be beat by the likes of Mercedes. The available Bang & Olufsen® 3D Advanced Sound System equips your A7 sedan with 19 speakers, a 19-channel amplifier and a staggering 1,820 watts of sonic power. Even the premium audio system available on the 2019 Mercedes CLS 450 gives you no more than 1,450 watts, meaning the clarity and volume of your favorite tunes just won't sound the same.

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Audi A7 Aggressive Design

Performance: 2019 Audi A7 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450

Unlike the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe, the 2019 Audi A7 comes standard with all-wheel drive. It's the legendary quattro® system that's helped Audi establish itself as a titan in the world of motorsport. In wet conditions, all-wheel drive gives you superior safety and traction while helping improve handling feel and cornering grip when it's dry. To get all-wheel drive on the Mercedes CLS 450, you'll have to pay thousands more for an upgrade.

When it comes to acceleration and power, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 and 2019 Audi A7 are extremely similar. They both use a 3-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine and a mild hybrid system to make their power, so they'll feel similar from behind the wheel. However, the experts at Car and Driver magazine tested them both, and declared the 2019 Audi A7 the winner. That magazine wrote that the 2019 Audi A7 is "the best-driving all-weather sedanlike hatch currently on the market," and "The A7 sweeps on enough tangible measures, and nearly all the intangible ones, to clearly distinguish itself as better than the CLS -- come rain or shine."

Audi A7 Animated Turn Signals

Safety: 2019 Audi A7 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450

Unlike its Mercedes-Benz rival, the 2019 Audi A7 comes standard with front and rear parking sensors to protect that shiny new paint job. And, for the first time in the United States, the 2019 Audi A7 offers available laser light headlighting technology. A sophisticated laser helps paint the road ahead in high-beam mode, providing better illumination for a greater distance than ordinary LED headlights. Laser headlights aren't available on the 2019 Mercedes CLS 450 at all.

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Premium Sedans, SUVs, Coupes & Convertibles For Less At Audi Gilbert

Audi Gilbert is your source in the Phoenix area for the finest luxury automobiles. The Audi brand means quality, performance, technology and style that outpaces rival automakers. Head-to-head comparison pages like these show you exactly how Audi beats the competition, including all the latest models from popular brands like BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes Benz and more! You'll get more luxury and more performance for less when you choose Audi.

To take your test drive in a 2019 Audi model, come visit our dazzling new showroom at 3235 S. Gilbert Road Gilbert, AZ 85297.

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