Compare 2002 Acura TL vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2002 Acura TL
2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 29 $26,322 $28,880
TL 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Type S 19 29 $28,461 $31,230
TL 4-Door Sedan 3.2L Type S w/Navigation 19 29 $30,282 $33,230
TL 4-Door Sedan 3.2L w/Navigation 19 29 $28,143 $30,880
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2-Door Coupe 2.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 2-Door Coupe 2.3L 19 29 $23,203 $24,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $28,411 $30,550
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,363 $36,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 22 $46,407 $49,900
C-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.2L 19 25 $35,758 $38,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,322
$23,203
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,880
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$481 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
56.0 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.5 85.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
53.7 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.1 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 58.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 15.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.35 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.10 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 35.3
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.11 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P135/80R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3494 3305
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16" x 6.5" 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16" x 6.5" 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
216 @ 4700 200 @ 2500-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/196 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 5600 192 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.846 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.551 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.428 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.653 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.563 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.021 1.72
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.470 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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