Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2014 Acura TSX

2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2014 Acura TSX
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4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 22 31 $33,294 $35,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 22 31 $33,713 $36,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 22 31 $35,526 $38,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 27 $36,642 $39,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 27 $37,061 $39,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $39,153 $42,100
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $56,033 $60,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,834 $30,635
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,760 $31,635
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,760 $31,635
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic 22 30 $30,084 $31,985
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,703 $33,735
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $33,462 $35,635
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,831 $39,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,294
$28,834
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,800
$30,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$597 / month
$511 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. With exception to those green-car enthusiasts out there, we think the 2014 Acura TSX strikes a solid compromise for shoppers interested in a practical, sporty, premium compact sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 56.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.2 94.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 34.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 106.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
180.8 185.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 14
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.8
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)
17.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR17 P225/50VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3479
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
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 Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 410
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000 170 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 201 @ 7000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 2.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.08
Trans Type
7 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Acura TSX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (Est) 6.9
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
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
--
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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