2020 Acura RLX vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 | NewCars.com

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2020 Acura RLX vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 Review

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2020 Acura
RLX

MSRP*: $54,900
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 45

MSRP*: $54,800
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Invoice* $50,947 $51,512
MPG - City 20 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.9 ft3 Info not available
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 310 hp 382 hp
Exterior Length 198.1 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.8 in
Info not available
Head Room Front 37.6 in
Rear 36.9 in
Info not available
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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

Convenience
With the Acura RLX you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). Whether you pick the Acura RLX or the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 AMG CLA 45 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RLX is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, 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 AMG CLA 45.

Performance
The Acura RLX has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
The Acura RLX has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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 AMG CLA 45.

Warranty
The Acura RLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.