Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2013 Acura TSX

2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Luxury 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
2-Door Coupe RWD C 250 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C 350 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C 350 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
2-Door Coupe RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,719 $30,510
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,644 $31,510
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,644 $31,510
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic 22 30 $29,968 $31,860
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,588 $33,610
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $33,346 $35,510
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,715 $39,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,876
$28,719
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,350
$30,510
Monthly Payment Estimate
$589 / month
$509 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.0 94.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.8 185.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 x 0.35
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)
- TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
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)
17.4 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3319 3470
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2200 - 4300 170 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 201 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 2.000
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.614
Trans Order Code
427 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.438
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 0.773
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 2.652
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.082
Trans Type
7 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.566
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Acura TSX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7 (2012)
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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