Compare 2017 Acura RLX vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2017 Acura RLX
2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 29 30 $61,184 $65,950
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 29 30 $55,625 $59,950
RLX Sedan w/Advance Pkg 20 30 $56,088 $60,450
RLX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 30 $50,529 $54,450
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AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan 18 25 $67,332 $72,400
E-Class E 300 Luxury 4MATIC Sedan 22 29 $50,825 $54,650
E-Class E 300 Luxury RWD Sedan 22 30 $48,500 $52,150
E-Class E 300 Sport 4MATIC Sedan 22 29 $50,825 $54,650
E-Class E 300 Sport RWD Sedan 22 30 $48,500 $52,150
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Coupe 20 28 $53,057 $57,050
E-Class E 400 Luxury 4MATIC Wagon 19 25 $57,939 $62,300
E-Class E 400 RWD Convertible 20 29 $58,218 $62,600
E-Class E 400 RWD Coupe 20 29 $50,732 $54,550
E-Class E 400 Sport 4MATIC Wagon 19 25 $57,939 $62,300
E-Class E 550 RWD Convertible 17 25 $64,263 $69,100
E-Class E 550 RWD Coupe 18 26 $56,405 $60,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$61,184
$67,332
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,950
$72,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1099 / month
$1207 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
If the Acura RLX's weak sales figures are anything to go by, its subtlety is lost on most consumers. With the 2017 E-Class, Mercedes-Benz is pushing the boundaries of its autonomous driving technology, and backing it up with S-Class style.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
196.1 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 115.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 64.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 14.2
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)
13 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 41.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P245/40ZR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4359 4145
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
341 @ 4700 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
377 @ 6500 396 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.86
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 5.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 2.31
Trans Type
7 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.33
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Body Style
SH-AWD Sedan 4MATIC Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
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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