Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class vs 2018 Acura ILX

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2018 Acura ILX
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Coupe CLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe CLA 250 24 37 $30,411 $32,700
4MATIC Coupe CLA 250 24 32 $32,271 $34,700
4MATIC Coupe AMG CLA 45 23 30 $46,872 $50,400
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 25 35 $26,701 $28,100
Sedan Special Edition 25 35 $27,458 $28,900
Sedan w/AcuraWatch Plus 25 35 $27,932 $29,400
Sedan w/Premium Pkg 25 35 $28,595 $30,100
Sedan w/Premium/A-SPEC Pkg 25 35 $30,490 $32,100
Sedan w/Technology Plus Pkg 25 35 $31,437 $33,100
Sedan w/Technology Plus/A-SPEC Pkg 25 35 $33,332 $35,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,411
$26,701
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,700
$28,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$545 / month
$468 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a gorgeous shape in an impressive package. Equally impressive? Its ability to get expensive, even despite being the most affordable sedan in Mercedes' stable. The 2018 Acura ILX is an acceptable entry-level luxury car, but a loaded-up mainstream model like the Honda Civic delivers more features and refinements for less money.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.4 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
27.1 34
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 50.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 89.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 70.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 59.4
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 181.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 12.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.3
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)
11.6 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/45VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3274 3093
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 410
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1250 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5500 201 @ 6800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.08
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.67 1.61
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.96
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 2.18
Trans Order Code
429 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.62
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLA Acura ILX
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
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
6.1 6.1
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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