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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CLA250 FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD CLA250 26 38 $27,807 $29,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLA250 24 32 $29,667 $31,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLA45 AMG 23 31 $44,129 $47,450
4-Door Sedan 2.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0L 24 35 $25,377 $26,900
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Premium Pkg 24 35 $27,506 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Tech Pkg 24 35 $29,727 $31,600
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Premium Pkg 22 31 $27,506 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid Tech Pkg 39 38 $32,504 $34,600
4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid 39 38 $27,228 $28,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,807
$25,377
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,900
$26,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$498 / month
$448 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line A scaled-down CLS with turbocharged performance, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA proves the car world is shrinking--even at the luxury level. The 2014 Acura ILX is a nice, balanced compact luxury sedan for those who put the emphasis on comfort and feature, not true sport-sedan reflexes.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 40.2 42.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 35.4 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 53.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 27.1 34
Front Hip Room (in) - 50.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 89.3
Second Hip Room (in) - 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70 70.6
Track Width, Front (in) 60.9 59.4
Length, Overall (in) 182.3 179.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 60.3
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 105.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 4.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 12.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 10.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 11.1
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) 13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 36.1
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/45HR17 P215/45VR17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code R02 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45HR17 P215/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code R02 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3262 2955
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 410
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1250 140 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 208 @ 5500 150 @ 6500
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.86 2.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.67 1.13
Trans Type 7 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.59
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.43 1.68
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Acura ILX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 (Est) 6.6 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7.0 (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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