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2016 Acura RLX vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Acura RLX may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura RLX is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RLX and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RLX is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Acura RLX, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Acura RLX transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The Acura RLX has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RLX has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura RLX and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Acura RLX will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Warranty
The Acura RLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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Compare the 2016 Acura RLX and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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2016 Acura
RLX

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MSRP*: $50,950 - $54,450

2017 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $39,500 - $72,800
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City MPG: 20 24
Highway MPG: 30 31 - 34
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $46,864 - $50,078 $36,735 - $67,704

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.