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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,719 $30,510
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,644 $31,510
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,644 $31,510
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,588 $33,610
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,715 $39,150
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic 22 30 $29,968 $31,860
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $33,346 $35,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,876
$28,719
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,350
$30,510
Monthly Payment Estimate
$589 / month
$509 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense. For nearly all compact-sedan shoppers except serious enthusiasts or green-car fanatics, the 2013 Acura TSX strikes an agreeable compromise between sport-sedan attitude and premium-car practicality.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.0 94.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 180.8 185.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 108.7 106.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 14.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 36.7
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/45R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3319 3470
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 105
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 5500 201 @ 7000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 229 @ 2200 - 4300 170 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.082
Trans Type 7 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.566
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/2.23 2.000
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.614
Trans Order Code 427 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.438
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 0.773
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 2.652
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Acura TSX
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 7.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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