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2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Review

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2021 Acura
ILX

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

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MSRP*
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$26,100 to $32,000
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$33,650 to $35,650
Invoice* $25,461 to $30,736 $31,631 to $33,511
MPG - City 24 25
MPG - Hwy 34 34 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Acura ILX than in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, due to the Acura ILX's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura ILX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura ILX as you will with the Mercedes-Benz A-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). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura ILX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz A-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 ILX and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura ILX is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. When looking at overall length, the Acura ILX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Acura ILX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Handling
The Acura ILX has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

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