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 C250 Sport RWD
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
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 34.3
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.7
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 14
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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 Size
P245/40HR17 P225/50VR17
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3479
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 410
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Acura TSX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight 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
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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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