Compare 2017 Acura ILX vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2017 Acura ILX
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX Sedan 25 35 $26,596 $27,990
ILX Sedan w/AcuraWatch Plus 25 35 $27,828 $29,290
ILX Sedan w/Premium Pkg 25 35 $28,491 $29,990
ILX Sedan w/Premium/A-SPEC Pkg 25 35 $30,376 $31,980
ILX Sedan w/Technology Plus Pkg 25 35 $31,333 $32,990
ILX Sedan w/Technology Plus/A-SPEC Pkg 25 35 $33,218 $34,980
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AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe 23 30 $46,454 $49,950
CLA CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe 23 32 $31,992 $34,400
CLA CLA 250 Coupe 24 36 $30,132 $32,400

Pricing

Invoice Price

$26,596
$46,454

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,990
$49,950

Monthly Payment Estimate

$467 / month
$833 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.7
6.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Acura ILX isn't long on glamor, but it's a focused and comfortable compact sedan on the first rung of the luxury ladder. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a sharp-looking sedan that washes its hands of back-seat space, and stuns us in CLA45 AMG trim.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 23 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 30 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

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

Second Head Room (in)

35.9 35.6

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

55.6 55.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.2 61.5

Wheelbase (in)

105.1 106.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.6 70

Track Width, Front (in)

59.4 61.3

Length, Overall (in)

181.9 183.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12.3 13.1

Brakes

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

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

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 36.2

Tires

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

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA STDTR

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3093 3450

Wheels

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

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

410 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

95 115

Engine

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

Engine Type

Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 23

Transmission

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

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 1.16

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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