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2016 Acura RLX vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-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 E-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura RLX and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RLX as you will with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Based on MSRP, the Acura RLX is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz E-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 E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RLX is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura RLX, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Drivetrain
The Acura RLX has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
The Acura RLX has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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 E-Class. The Acura RLX has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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

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2016 Acura
RLX

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

2016 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $52,650 - $101,700
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.72%
City MPG: 20 15 - 28
Highway MPG: 31 22 - 42
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6, 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 $48,965 - $94,581

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.