Compare 2018 Acura ILX vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2018 Acura ILX
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX Sedan 25 35 $26,701 $28,100
ILX Sedan w/AcuraWatch Plus 25 35 $27,932 $29,400
ILX Sedan w/Premium Pkg 25 35 $28,595 $30,100
ILX Sedan w/Premium/A-SPEC Pkg 25 35 $30,490 $32,100
ILX Sedan w/Technology Plus Pkg 25 35 $31,437 $33,100
ILX Sedan w/Technology Plus/A-SPEC Pkg 25 35 $33,332 $35,100
ILX Special Edition Sedan 25 35 $27,458 $28,900
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AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe 23 30 $46,872 $50,400
CLA CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe 24 32 $32,271 $34,700
CLA CLA 250 Coupe 24 37 $30,411 $32,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,701
$46,872
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,100
$50,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$468 / month
$840 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Acura ILX is an acceptable entry-level luxury car, but a loaded-up mainstream model like the Honda Civic delivers more features and refinements for less money. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a gorgeous shape in an impressive package. Equally impressive? Its ability to get expensive, even despite being the most affordable sedan in Mercedes' stable.
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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
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 13.1
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3093 3450
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 115
Engine
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
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3800 350 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.90
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 -
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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