Compare 2020 Acura ILX vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2020 Acura ILX
X
2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class
X
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX Sedan 24 34 N/A $25,900
ILX Sedan w/Premium Pkg 24 34 N/A $27,750
ILX Sedan w/Premium/A-Spec Pkg 24 34 N/A $29,750
ILX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 24 34 N/A $29,650
ILX Sedan w/Technology/A-Spec Pkg 24 34 N/A $31,650
A 220 4MATIC Sedan
CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$32,712
$36,331
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,900
$34,800
$38,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$580 / month
$644 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.7
6.6
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Acura ILX is still the most affordable car with a luxury badge, but it requires a few concessions. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan is the most affordable new Mercedes on sale. Its three-pointed star will be the attraction, but there’s plenty to stick around for after. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class packs sexy tech in a sexy bod, while it throws bargain pricing under the bus.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.1 56
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 37.2 35.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.8 40.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 57.4 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
34 33.9 27.1
Front Head Room (in)
38 40.3 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 56.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 179.1 184.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 56.9 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.9 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 107.4 107.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 70.7 72
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 61.7 63.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.5 30.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 8.6 13.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.6 11.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.5 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 - 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02 R66
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P205/55HR17 P225/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02 R66
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P205/55HR17 P225/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3095 3395 3483
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 6.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 6.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 115 115
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3600 221 @ 1600 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6800 188 @ 5800 208 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34 33
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 4.34 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 2.51 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 15.95 3.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 - -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 - 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 6.36 2.67
Trans Type
8 7 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 3.21 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 2.00 0.73
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 13.95 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 10.04 2.43
Trans Order Code
NA NA 429
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura ILX Mercedes-Benz A-Class Mercedes-Benz CLA
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Sedan 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.4 6.6
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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2020 Acura ILX
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  • Lease: From $239 for 36 mo. (2020)
  • Finance: 1.9% APR or $2,200 off (2019)
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2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class
  • 2020 A-Class is in showrooms
  • Rebates: No cash incentives
  • Finance: Fron 1.99% (2019)
  • Lease: From $349/month
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  • 2020 CLA-Class is in stock
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  • Lease: From $379/mo.
  • Finance: No APR offers
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