2019 Audi RS5 vs 2019 Mercedes Benz C300

Long known as two of the top luxury small sedans on the market, the Audi A4, and the Mercedes C300 offer buyers exceptional levels of luxury, dependability, and sheer driving pleasure. Even the entry-level models of each come with a wealth of features found only on higher trims of most other brands. While Audi offers the A4 in four trims for 2019, the C 300 comes in just one version with several package upgrades available. Based on price, the new Audi A4 45 TFSI Quattro Komfort S Tronic model compares the closest to the C 300 (although this A4 model still comes in at a slightly lower price than the C 300). Here are some of the highlights of each vehicle, and how they fare in a head-to-head comparison.


Both sedans come with 4-cylinder engines linked to automatic transmissions, have ample power, full-time all-wheel drive, and get excellent fuel economy. The C 300 has slightly more horsepower at 255 to the A4’s 248 but, the A4 rewards its owners with more miles per litre in town at 10L/100km compared to the C300 at 11L/100km. Both vehicles go from zero to a hundred kilometers per hour in just six seconds.

Comfort, Convenience, Technology

Notable comfort and convenience features found on each model include leather upholstery, heated front seats (an option on the C 300), tri-zone climate control on the A4 and dual-zone on the C300, power adjustable front seats with lumbar support (4-way lumbar support on the A4), keyless entry, and push-button start. Both vehicles come with premium 10-speaker sound systems with SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite radios. Standard technologies on the A4 and C 300 include colour touchscreen displays. Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.


Along with comprehensive airbag systems, the A4 and C 300 also come with plenty of advanced safety technologies which include Active Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control, and rear-view cameras. The A4 also comes with a rain/light sensor for automatic headlights and windshield wipers.

The chart below points out some of the highlights of the 2019 Audi A4 and the 2019 Mercedes Benz C 300.

The 2019 Audi A4 Vs. The 2019 Mercedes Benz C 300
Reverse Camera Standard Standard
Ten-speaker AM/FM/HD Satellite radio with Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto Audio System Ten-speaker AM/FM/HD Satellite radio with Bluetooth connectivity.
Yes High-resolution Color Multifunction Display Yes
Yes Heated/Ventilated Front Seats No
Leather Upholstery Leather
Four-way Power Lumbar Support Power
Yes Push-button Start Yes
Tri-Zone Climate Control Dual-Zone
Audi Drive Select – Komfort, Dynamic, Automatic, Individual Selectable Drive Modes No
10L/100km Fuel economy – City 11L/100km
Rain/light sensor for automatic windshield wipers and headlights Rain-sensing windshield Wipers Yes
988/950 Headroom F/R (mm) 942/942
368 Cargo Volume (L) 357

Overall, when it comes to luxury, performance, and safety features, the 2019 Audi A4 and the 2019 Mercedes Benz C 300 run a close race. When it comes to buying a 2019 Audi A4 in Toronto, however, nobody gets close to Audi Midtown Toronto. Their friendly sales staff, trained technicians, and experienced finance team make them Toronto’s only choice for buying a new or used Audi vehicle.