2021 Acura TLX vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 | NewCars.com

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2021 Acura TLX vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 Review

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2021 Acura
TLX

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Picture of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 35

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MSRP*
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$37,500 to $53,100
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$46,900
Invoice* $36,554 to $50,299 $44,086
MPG - City 19 - 22 23
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 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

Convenience
The Acura TLX will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, making it more convenient to drive.

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 TLX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35. 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 TLX and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura TLX is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Acura TLX, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Acura TLX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Performance
The Acura TLX has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, 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 TLX and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Warranty
The Acura TLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.