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Compare 2020 Acura TLX vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2020 Acura TLX
2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2.4L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TLX 2.4L FWD 23 33 $31,342 $33,000
TLX 2.4L FWD w/A-Spec Pkg 23 32 $37,405 $39,400
TLX 2.4L FWD w/A-Spec Pkg Red Leather 23 32 $37,405 $39,400
TLX 2.4L FWD w/Technology Pkg 23 33 $34,847 $36,700
TLX 3.5L FWD 20 31 $34,374 $36,200
TLX 3.5L FWD w/A-Spec Pkg 20 30 $40,626 $42,800
TLX 3.5L FWD w/A-Spec Pkg Red Leather 20 30 $40,626 $42,800
TLX 3.5L FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 31 $38,068 $40,100
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD 20 29 $36,268 $38,200
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD PMC Edition 20 29 $46,452 $48,950
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD w/A-Spec Pkg 20 29 $42,521 $44,800
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD w/A-Spec Pkg Red Leather 20 29 $42,521 $44,800
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 20 29 $43,610 $45,950
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 20 29 $39,963 $42,100
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 18 25 $60,865 $64,750
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 27 $54,990 $58,500
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 27 $52,593 $55,950
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 24 $72,662 $77,300
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 26 $65,706 $69,900
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 24 $79,806 $84,900
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 26 $72,850 $77,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 27 $71,158 $75,700
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 27 $64,014 $68,100
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 21 29 $52,593 $55,950
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 21 30 $45,073 $47,950
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 23 33 $40,796 $43,400
C-Class C 300 Convertible 21 29 $50,713 $53,950
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 31 $43,193 $45,950
C-Class C 300 Sedan 24 35 $38,916 $41,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,342
$60,865
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,000
$64,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$1079 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
Athletic and well-appointed, the 2020 Acura TLX is an appealing mid-size luxury sedan, although the competition is fierce. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 32
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 63.1
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
57 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 3.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 8.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
206 @ 6800 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4500 384 @ 2500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
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 All Wheel
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 NA
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 5.35
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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2020 Acura TLX
  • Redesigned 2021 TLX coming
  • Rebate: Up to $5,000 off
  • Lease: From $279 (loyalty)
  • Finance: 0.9% APR or cash
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class
  • 2021 C-Class can be ordered
  • Discounts: Up to $4,500 off (sedan)
  • Lease: $449/mo. (sedan)
  • Finance: 1.99% APR for 36 mo.
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