Compare 2016 Acura ILX vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2016 Acura ILX
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX 4-Door Sedan 25 36 $26,274 $27,900
ILX 4-Door Sedan w/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 25 36 $27,494 $29,200
ILX 4-Door Sedan w/Premium Pkg 25 36 $28,152 $29,900
ILX 4-Door Sedan w/Premium/A-SPEC Pkg 25 36 $30,020 $31,890
ILX 4-Door Sedan w/Technology Plus Pkg 25 36 $30,968 $32,900
ILX 4-Door Sedan w/Technology Plus/A-SPEC Pkg 25 36 $32,836 $34,890
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4-Door Sedan AMG CLA 45 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA 4-Door Sedan AMG CLA 45 4MATIC 23 31 $46,035 $49,500
CLA 4-Door Sedan CLA 250 4MATIC 24 33 $31,667 $34,050
CLA 4-Door Sedan CLA 250 FWD 26 38 $29,807 $32,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,274
$46,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,900
$49,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$465 / month
$825 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Acura ILX has a sportier focus than other entry-luxury sedans, without sacrificing comfort and refinement. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA is tight on rear-seat space, and on value—but long on style and in AMG trim, explosive performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 35.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 40.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
34 27.1
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 184.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 70
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 13.1
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P235/40WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P235/40WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3093 3494
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3600 350 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6800 375 @ 6000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.16
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 2.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.90
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.94
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.43
Trans Order Code
NA 429
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.19
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura ILX Mercedes-Benz CLA
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.8
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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