Compare 2014 Acura TL vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2014 Acura TL
2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,827 $36,030
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,216 $37,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $37,113 $39,580
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,279 $39,760
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,315 $41,960
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,565 $43,310
4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,565 $43,310
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,601 $45,510
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport 22 31 $33,294 $35,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Luxury 22 31 $33,713 $36,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C 250 22 31 $35,526 $38,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 20 27 $36,642 $39,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 20 27 $37,061 $39,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 20 29 $39,153 $42,100
2-Door Coupe RWD C 350 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C 350 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C 63 AMG 13 19 $56,033 $60,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C 63 AMG 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,827
$33,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,030
$35,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$601 / month
$597 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura TL is an attractive, comfortable, well-appointed luxury sedan. Choose the SH-AWD model, and you have yourself a legitimate sport sedan, too. For those who have a want a value-oriented car that projects the right image, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 88.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
194 180.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 12.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 35.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/40HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3428
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 201 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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