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2012 Acura TL

2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class

  2012 Acura TL 4-door Sedan 2WD Advance Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class
Invoice $33,526 $32,364
17/29 15/31
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Bottom Line The 2012 Acura TL is a surprisingly well-rounded luxury sedan, with a host of advanced tech features, and in top SH-AWD trim morphs into a complete and compelling sport sedan. Read Full Review With a new base four-cylinder engine, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes even more sense for value-conscious (yet image-conscious) luxury shoppers. Read Full Review
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  • Top-notch true-luxury interior
  • Poise and responsiveness (SH-AWD)
  • Nice sound system and iPod integration
  • Roomy backseat and excellent ride


  • Overwhelming center-stack layout
  • Balky automatic transmission
  • Small trunk
  • Inferior navigation interface


  • Quiet, refined feel
  • Strong engine lineup
  • Great handling (Sport and C63)
  • Fuel-efficient new C250


  • Tight back seat
  • Numb steering
  • Unremarkable base interior trims
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