Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs 2003 Acura CL

2003 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
2003 Acura CL
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2-Door Coupe 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 5.0L 16 22 $85,235 $91,650
2-Door Coupe 5.5L AMG 14 22 $106,578 $114,600
2-Door Coupe 5.5L 13 19 $116,157 $124,900
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2-Door Coupe 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 3.2L 20 29 $25,995 $28,200
2-Door Coupe 3.2L w/Navigation System 20 29 $27,974 $30,350
2-Door Coupe 3.2L 6-Speed Type S 19 28 $28,159 $30,550
2-Door Coupe 3.2L Type S 20 29 $28,159 $30,550
2-Door Coupe 3.2L 6-Speed Type S w/Navigation System 19 28 $30,138 $32,700
2-Door Coupe 3.2L Type S w/Navigation System 20 29 $30,138 $32,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$85,235
$25,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,650
$28,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1528 / month
$470 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.8 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.0 90.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 69.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
196.4 192.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.6 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 13.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
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)
- TBD - 11.1 x .35
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.83 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 37.4
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion Variable pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.06
Tires
Rear Tire Size
225/55HR17 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55HR17 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4070 3470
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16" x 6.5"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 3.2L/196
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 225 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700 - 4250 216 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 29
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.470
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 1.846
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.552
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 4.428
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.653
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.564
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.021
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Acura CL
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Dr Cpe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent

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