2021 Acura TLX vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 | NewCars.com

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2021 Acura TLX vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 Review

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2021 Acura
TLX

MSRP*: $37,500 to $53,100
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 45

MSRP*: $54,800
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Invoice* $36,554 to $50,299 $51,512
MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.5 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 272 - 355 hp 382 hp
Exterior Length 194.6 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 75.2 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 34.9 in
Info not available
Head Room Front 37.2 in
Rear 36.3 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
The Acura TLX will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, 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). Based on MSRP, the Acura TLX is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45. 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 45 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura TLX 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 TLX, 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
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura TLX is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Acura TLX 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 TLX and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

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