Compare 2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2021 Acura TLX
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TLX FWD 22 31 $36,554 $37,500
TLX FWD w/A-Spec Package 22 30 $42,018 $44,250
TLX FWD w/Advance Package 22 31 $43,865 $46,300
TLX FWD w/Technology Package 22 31 $39,497 $41,500
TLX SH-AWD 21 29 $38,500 $39,500
TLX SH-AWD w/A-Spec Package 21 29 $43,914 $46,250
TLX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 21 29 $45,757 $48,300
TLX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 21 29 $41,397 $43,500
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AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Convertible 21 27 $77,879 $82,850
E-Class AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupe 21 28 $71,675 $76,250
E-Class AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Sedan 22 29 $69,466 $73,900
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Sedan 16 23 $101,050 $107,500
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Wagon 16 23 $105,703 $112,450
E-Class E 350 4MATIC Sedan 22 30 $53,345 $56,750
E-Class E 350 RWD Sedan 22 31 $50,995 $54,250
E-Class E 450 4MATIC All-Terrain Wagon 22 28 $63,544 $67,600
E-Class E 450 4MATIC Convertible 23 29 $69,983 $74,450
E-Class E 450 4MATIC Coupe 23 30 $63,403 $67,450
E-Class E 450 4MATIC Sedan 23 30 $58,280 $62,000
E-Class E 450 RWD Convertible 23 30 $67,633 $71,950
E-Class E 450 RWD Coupe 23 31 $61,053 $64,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,554
$77,879
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,500
$82,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$625 / month
$1381 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Acura TLX plants its flag among premium mid-size sedans with a racy design, strong turbocharged engines, and improved dynamics. Made as a sedan, wagon, coupe, and convertible with four different powertrains, the 2021 Mercedes E-Class has wide appeal.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 58.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 51.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 48.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
113 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64 64.1
Length, Overall (in)
194.6 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 56.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 9.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 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 14.6
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)
15.9 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.1 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3709 4566
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1600 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6500 429 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.25
Trans Type
10 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.86
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.72
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC+ Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 850
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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  • Lease: From $579/mo. (Sedan)
  • Discounts: Up to $500 off (Sedan)
  • Financing: 1.99% APR for 36 mo. (Sedan)
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