Audi vs Mercedes-Benz - Which Luxury Vehicle is Right for You?

It's without question that both Audi and Mercedes-Benz are two of the most luxurious brands on the market with a long-standing reputation for delivering a first-class driving experience. If you're trying to determine which German lineup to shop from, which brand should you choose? Let's take a look at how the two measure up in three categories to consider when researching a new vehicle.


Audi's legendary quattro® all-wheel drive system leads the class, making it a more reliable lineup overall. Since Audi is all about all-wheel drive, and Mercedes only offers all-wheel drive on some of its models, Audi is an obvious choice when it comes to performance and reliability. Speaking of which, Audi also beat out Mercedes in Consumer Reports' road test as being a much more reliable brand over Mercedes.


Both Mercedes and Audi offer an extensive lineup of luxury sedans, coupes, crossovers, SUVs and wagons, all ranging in price. If you stack the two up against each other when it comes to the cost of maintaining both vehicles over time, Audi costs less to maintain.


After Consumer Reports' performed its road tests, 100 percent of Audi's lineup was recommended as the brand generates owner satisfaction and delivers satisfactory performance in rollover tests. Only 29 percent of Mercedes' lineup was recommended.

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As you can see, it's clear that Audi has much more to offer to drivers here in Columbia and surrounding regions such as Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, and Florence. Come visit us at our showroom to learn more about the Audi inventory, as well as our options for financing or leasing.

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