Compare 2018 Acura RLX vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2018 Acura RLX
2018 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 28 29 $57,432 $61,900
RLX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 29 $50,946 $54,900
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AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 25 $66,588 $71,600
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC Sedan 19 25 $97,092 $104,400
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC Wagon 16 22 $99,464 $106,950
E-Class E 300 4MATIC Sedan 21 29 $51,569 $55,450
E-Class E 300 RWD Sedan 22 30 $49,244 $52,950
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Convertible 20 25 $63,984 $68,800
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Coupe 20 26 $57,102 $61,400
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Sedan 20 27 $54,777 $58,900
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Wagon 19 25 $58,637 $63,050
E-Class E 400 RWD Convertible 20 26 $61,659 $66,300
E-Class E 400 RWD Coupe 20 26 $54,777 $58,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$57,432
$66,588
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$61,900
$71,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1032 / month
$1193 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
8.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Acura RLX brandishes some exotic hardware, and wraps it in anonymity. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class goes to excess--the right kinds of excess--to preserve its best-of status.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 -
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
198.1 194.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 13.1
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4380 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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 850
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
377 @ 6500 396 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 21
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.86
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.33
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
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 Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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 Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 8.4
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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