Style, comfort, performance-these three qualities are key ingredients to the perfect luxury car. Drivers near South Burlington, Essex Junction, and Burlington want to know which brand does it best-Audi or Mercedes-Benz?


These German luxury brands have long histories and a vibrant present. While each takes its own approach to the automotive craft, you may find one speaks more to what you want in a vehicle. Read ahead as our team at Audi South Burlington compares the two brands!

Audi vs Mercedes-Benz: Performance

If you've ever sat behind the wheel of an Audi or Mercedes-Benz, you know they deliver on thrills. While their standard fare is plenty robust, both brands offer performance-tuned cars to spice things up just a bit more.

Most Mercedes-Benz models are available with the AMG treatment, which offers more powerful engines and a sportier drive. Audi cars, meanwhile, tune up the thrills via their S performance line. You'll go fast and far with turbocharged turbines under the hood!

For extra grip on the roads during those icy Vermont winters, Audi and Mercedes-Benz offer state-of-the-art all-wheel drive systems. The quattro® all-wheel drive system and its equivalent from Mercedes-Benz offer intelligent traction when it's needed most-though the Audi system is standard on more models.

Interior Luxury


You can't judge a luxury car until you slide into the cabin and experience the interior. Audi and Mercedes-Benz are known for their plush, cozy cabins and incredible atmosphere.

You can set the mood for the drive ahead with the vibrancy of ambient lighting. Colors of your choice will shine light on these cars' immaculate surfaces. Many of the Audi models make metallic trimming and rich wood accents available to elevate your drive.

Leather seats are a fine touch that adds sophistication. They come standard on every Audi car in various shades. While Mercedes-Benz offers high-quality leathers, keep in mind that many of their models use imitation leather on the base trim levels. It looks sleek but is a step below the real thing.

Intuitive Technology & Connectivity


The Audi and Mercedes-Benz brands integrate technology into every aspect of your drive. The fully digital instrument panels and touchscreen infotainment systems put the controls at your fingertips. You'll even find steering-wheel-mounted controls, so you never need to take your hands off the wheel.

The Audi MMI® and Mercedes-Benz COMAND® infotainment systems offer the latest in connectivity. You can pair up a smartphone via Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ and use apps on the go. Access your maps, messages, music, and more!

Both brands offer handwriting recognition to enter your commands. Mercedes-Benz vehicles use a lower touchpad to enter these commands-a system like the one Audi has offered in the past.

However, the latest version of MMI® all-in-touch, which you'll find in the new Audi A8, uses an in-dash lower touchscreen rather than a touchpad. This allows for less restrictive inputs. Write from left to right or on top of each letter-whatever feels most natural to you!

The Audi vs Mercedes-Benz Debate: Which to Choose?

South Burlington, Essex Junction, and Burlington drivers will find quality from Audi and Mercedes-Benz. As this brand comparison shows, both offer the best in performance, style, and technology. Audi, though, makes far more of its signature features standard across the lineup.

For that reason, we think you'll like what the Audi lineup offers. You can see the brand's most popular models, from the Audi A4 to the Audi Q5, here at our showroom. Reach out to us today and let the team at Audi South Burlington get you behind the wheel of your favorites for a test drive!

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