2018 MB CLA Silver


2018 Audi A3 Black


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. 2018 Audi A3

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA and the 2018 Audi A3 are both top options for Waterloo drivers looking for luxury credentials at accessible prices. But if you value the following, the CLA is likely the car for you:

  • Output of up to 375 hp

  • More cargo space despite its compact size

  • Advanced safety features like ATTENTION ASSIST

Take a look at how the CLA copares to its Audi competitor, then head to Mercedes-Benz Kitchener-Waterloo in Kitchener for a closer look at the most economical model in the Mercedes-Benz lineup.


The standard engine in the CLA is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder that produces 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. If you need more power to race around Guleph, an upgraded version of that same engine raises ratings to 375 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The A3 is a lot more limited in terms of performance. The only available engine is also a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder, but standard power is only rated at 186 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque.

2018 MB CLA Snow

Cargo Space

The 2018 CLA is practical as both a daily driver and a weekend adventurer thanks to the large trunk. It can hold 13.0 cubic feet of cargo, which is a lot for a compact sedan. The Audi A6 is a lot more cramped in terms of cargo because the trunk can only hold 10.0 cubic feet.

2018 MB CLA Interior


You’ll be a lot safer in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA thanks to smart safety features that come standard. The ATTENTION ASSIST feature monitors the driver for signs of fatigue and provides warnings before attention is seriously impaired, and a standard emergency telematics system directly connects you with information, assistance, and emergency response on the road. The A3 is not available with features that provide a similar level of protection at any trim level.

2018 MB CLA White

Upgrade to Luxury in the Mercedes-Benz CLA

The A3 is certainly tough competition, but the CLA feels a lot more upscale overall. Discover that for yourself when you tour the cabin and experiment with the performance and handling. Mercedes-Benz Kitchener-Waterloo in Kitchener offers a wide inventory, as well as expansive resources to make financing simple. Contact us any time to connect with a member of our sales team.

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125 Centennial Road Kitchener, ON


Phone: (519) 579-4460

125 Centennial Road Kitchener, ON


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125 Centennial Road Kitchener, ON
43.4749704 -80.4301049
Mercedes-Benz Kitchener-Waterloo 43.4749704, -80.4301049.