Compare Audi A7 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Compare the Audi A7 against the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the A7 stacks up against the CLS-Class in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new A7 or CLS-Class. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Audi A7 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
2014 Audi A7 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
4dr HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB Prestige
  • 4dr HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB quattro 3.0 Prestige
  • 4dr HB quattro 3.0 TDI Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB quattro 3.0 TDI Prestige
  • 4dr HB Prestige
CLS550 Coupe
  • CLS63 AMG S-Model
  • CLS550 Coupe
  • CLS550 4MATIC Coupe
  • CLS63 AMG


MSRP $64,500 $72,100  
Invoice $59,987 $67,053
Avg. Paid N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.8 8.3  
Critics' Rating 9.3 8.4
Performance 8.5 8.5
Interior 7.8 7.8
Safety N/A N/A
Reliability 3.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Outstanding fuel economy with A7 TDI
  • Luxurious and attractive interior
  • Large cargo hold
  • Excellent handling and steering
  • Tremendous power
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • Minimal back-seat headroom
  • Confusing infotainment system 
  • Cramped rear seat
  • COMAND system complicates audio controls

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 3.0 L/183 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 4.7 L/285
MPG 18 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 27 Hwy



Body Style Hatchback Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 114.7 113.2  
Length, Overall (in) 195.6 194.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.2 74.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 55.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard  
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4200 4255  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional  
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard Standard
Power Liftgate Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 4  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 104.3
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 36.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) 58
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 36.1
Second Leg Room (in) 37 35
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.3


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Standard  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Leather Seats Optional Optional  
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Optional


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Night Vision Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional


Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard  
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Supercharged Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Displacement 3.0 L/183 4.7 L/285
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 310 @ 5500 402 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 325 @ 2900 443 @ 1800
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 39 37


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 21.1


Active Suspension System Standard  
Air Suspension Standard
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.