Compare 2020 Acura TLX vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2020 Acura TLX
2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2.4L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.4L FWD 23 33 $31,342 $33,000
3.5L FWD 20 31 $34,374 $36,200
2.4L FWD w/Technology Pkg 23 33 $34,847 $36,700
3.5L SH-AWD 20 29 $36,268 $38,200
2.4L FWD w/A-Spec Pkg 23 32 $37,405 $39,400
2.4L FWD w/A-Spec Pkg Red Leather 23 32 $37,405 $39,400
3.5L FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 30 $38,068 $40,100
3.5L SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 20 29 $39,963 $42,100
3.5L FWD w/A-Spec Pkg 20 31 $40,626 $42,800
3.5L FWD w/A-Spec Pkg Red Leather 20 31 $40,626 $42,800
3.5L SH-AWD w/A-Spec Pkg 20 29 $42,521 $44,800
3.5L SH-AWD w/A-Spec Pkg Red Leather 20 29 $42,521 $44,800
3.5L SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 20 29 $43,610 $45,950
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Sedan C 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan C 300 23 34 $38,916 $41,400
4MATIC Sedan C 300 22 33 $40,796 $43,400
Coupe C 300 22 31 $41,172 $43,800
4MATIC Coupe C 300 22 31 $43,052 $45,800
Cabriolet C 300 21 29 $48,739 $51,850
4MATIC Cabriolet C 300 21 29 $50,619 $53,850
4MATIC Sedan AMG C 43 19 27 $51,935 $55,250
4MATIC Coupe AMG C 43 19 27 $54,003 $57,450
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG C 43 18 25 $59,831 $63,650
Sedan AMG C 63 18 27 $62,980 $67,000
Coupe AMG C 63 17 26 $64,625 $68,750
Sedan AMG C 63 S 18 27 $70,124 $74,600
Cabriolet AMG C 63 17 24 $71,534 $76,100
Coupe AMG C 63 S 17 26 $71,863 $76,450
Cabriolet AMG C 63 S 17 24 $78,772 $83,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,342
$38,916
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,000
$41,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$690 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Athletic and well-appointed, the 2020 Acura TLX is an appealing mid-size luxury sedan, although the competition is fierce. Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
57 56.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 3.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 12.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 11.8
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)
12.6 13
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)
17.2 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P225/50HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P225/50HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3472
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4500 273 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
206 @ 6800 255 @ 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)
27 (2019) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 (2019) 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 (2019) 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.57 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.86
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
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
6.6 (2019) 6.6
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  • Unadvertised discounts remain
  • Lease: From $399/mo.
  • Finance: 2.99% APR (Sedan only)
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