Compare 2014 Acura TSX vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2014 Acura TSX
2014 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 $28,834 $30,635
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,760 $31,635
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,703 $33,735
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,760 $31,635
TSX 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,831 $39,275
TSX Sport Wagon 5-Door Sport Wgn I4 Automatic 22 30 $30,084 $31,985
TSX Sport Wagon 5-Door Sport Wgn I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $33,462 $35,635
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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 22 31 $35,526 $38,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 4MATIC 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 RWD 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 63 AMG RWD 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Luxury RWD 22 31 $33,713 $36,250
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Sport RWD 22 31 $33,294 $35,800
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 20 27 $37,061 $39,850
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 20 27 $36,642 $39,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350 Sport RWD 20 29 $39,153 $42,100
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 63 AMG RWD 13 19 $56,033 $60,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,834
$35,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,635
$38,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$511 / month
$637 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With exception to those green-car enthusiasts out there, we think the 2014 Acura TSX strikes a solid compromise for shoppers interested in a practical, sporty, premium compact sedan. For those who have a want a value-oriented car that projects the right image, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 81
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 33
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 -
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 54
Second Head Room (in)
37 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 50.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 54.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 11.7
Brakes
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)
11.8 11.6
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 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/40HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3479 3538
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 150
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300 229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 201 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.42
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.92
Trans Type
5 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 7.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0 (Est)
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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