2020 Audi A6 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Comparison in Columbus, OH

For many, the German-engineered sports sedan represents the pinnacle of driving enjoyment, luxury and practicality. That's why brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and (of course) Audi are always trying to out-do one another. In the midsize sedan segment, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has earned a sterling reputation -- but can it really compete with the latest and greatest from Audi? Find out below where we'll compare the 2020 Audi A6 against the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. We'll show you all the ways your dollar goes further when you pick an Audi at Audi Columbus!

Audi A6 Animating Taillights

2020 Audi A6 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Design

Where the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class projects a more restrained, understated vibe,  the 2020 Audi A6 gives you a more aggressive look. Up front, the large Singleframe grill provides a sporty touch that other automakers have often imitated but never duplicated. And at the rear, standard dynamic turn indicators animate to signal a turn -- for an eye-catching touch that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class simply doesn't offer.

And with an additional 1.6" inches of available rear seat legroom, it's a more comfortable sports sedan for rear-seat occupants. It's the little touches like these that make the 2020 Audi A6 the most desirable luxury car in its class.

Audi A6 Interior

2020 Audi A6 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Luxury

With superior features at the entry-level, you won't have to spend more to get the most desirable premium features when you choose Audi. The 2020 Audi A6 comes standard with three-zone automatic climate control, including a separate climate zone for rear seat passengers. Perfect for picking up passengers who want to warm up on a chilly winter night while you're quite comfortable up front, your passengers can set their own temperature without affecting the air coming from your vents. In the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, rear seat passengers are at the mercy of the front-seat climate settings. The Audi A6 also comes standard with heated front seats, an optional extra on the E-class.

And while the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class features leatherette upholstery as standard, every 2020 Audi A6 comes equipped with soft, supple genuine leather for a more upmarket look and feel.

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Audi A6 Grille

2020 Audi A6 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Performance

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class does make a little bit more horsepower than the 2020 Audi A6, but we think you'll still prefer to drive the Audi. For one, it makes identical torque to the E-Class for comparable acceleration whether you compare base models or available V6-engined upgrades. And since the Audi features standard all-wheel drive, a tighter turning circle and a dual-clutch transmission, you'll find the 2020 Audi A6 provides a more powerful, more nimble drive. With a dual-clutch automatic transmission, the next gear is pre-selected for instantaneous shifts with no lag in power delivery. In the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, a single-clutch automatic transmission comes standard instead.

Further enhancing maneuverability is available all-wheel steering. With this option, the rear axle of the 2020 Audi A6 can provide turning help, improving stability at freeway speeds while increasing handling agility for tighter turns. That's a feature you can't get at all on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E 350!

Audi A6 Parked Streetside

2020 Audi A6 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Safety

For not just superior performance but also better control in wet and wintry weather, every 2020 Audi A6 features standard quattro® all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive enables better grip so, even if one wheel loses traction, you're still in control. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes standard with rear-wheel drive, which can be a liability on snow and ice. It costs an additional $2,500 dollars to upgrade to the all-wheel drive system on the Mercedes!

Furthermore, in the event of a crash, you can count on class-leading safety from the 2020 Audi A6. It earned the 2020 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, perhaps the most exclusive safety award in the American car market! The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class only won the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award based on last year's less stringent safety standards.

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The Difference Is Clear At Audi Columbus, Your Audi Dealership

Starting at an MSRP of $54,900, the 2020 Audi A6 is extremely comparable to the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class when it comes to price. But with greater comfort, superior performance and more standard features, your investment goes further with Audi. Discover more during your visit to Audi Columbus and test drive a powerful Audi A6 sedan soon!

2020 Audi A62020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
$54,900Starting MSRP*$54,050
273 lb.-ft.Torque273 lb.-ft.
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
Dual-Clutch AutomaticTransmissionAutomatic
36.4 ftTurning Circle38.1 ft
37.4 in.Rear Legroom35.8 in.
Three-Zone AutomaticClimate ControlDual-Zone Automatic
StandardHeated Front SeatsOptional Feature
StandardLeather SeatingAvailable Upgrade

*Prices exclude $995 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.