Compare 2013 Acura TSX vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2013 Acura TSX
2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,719 $30,510
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,644 $31,510
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,588 $33,610
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,644 $31,510
TSX 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,715 $39,150
TSX Sport Wagon 5-Door Sport Wgn I4 Automatic 22 30 $29,968 $31,860
TSX Sport Wagon 5-Door Sport Wgn I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $33,346 $35,510
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2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 4MATIC 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 RWD 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Luxury RWD 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Sport RWD 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350 Sport RWD 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,719
$35,154
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,510
$37,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$630 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
For nearly all compact-sedan shoppers except serious enthusiasts or green-car fanatics, the 2013 Acura TSX strikes an agreeable compromise between sport-sedan attitude and premium-car practicality. For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 81.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 50.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 - TBD -
Brakes
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)
11.1 x 0.35 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.5
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/40R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3419
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.082 1.92
Trans Type
5 7
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.566 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.000 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.614 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.438 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.773 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.652 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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