Compare 2022 Acura ILX vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2022 Acura ILX
2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX Sedan 24 34 $25,850 $26,500
ILX Sedan w/Premium Package 24 34 $27,440 $28,500
ILX Sedan w/Premium/A-Spec Package 24 34 $29,298 $30,500
ILX Sedan w/Technology/A-Spec Package 24 34 $31,119 $32,400
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AMG CLA 35 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA AMG CLA 35 4MATIC Coupe 22 29 $44,979 $47,850
CLA AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe 20 29 $52,029 $55,350
CLA CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe 24 33 $37,459 $39,850
CLA CLA 250 Coupe 25 35 $35,579 $37,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,850
$44,979
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,500
$47,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$442 / month
$798 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.7
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Acura ILX doesn’t offer many advantages to less expensive compact cars, despite the premium badge. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a stylish little sedan with plenty of personality and a hefty price tag.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
34 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 35.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 107.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 184.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 11.6
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 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P235/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P235/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3095 3505
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 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6800 302 @ 5800
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)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 15.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 2.23
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 6.93
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 3.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 12.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 10.04
Trans Order Code
NA 426
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 4.92
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 2.77
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
6.3 7.2
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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