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2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

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2021 Acura
TLX

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*
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$37,500 to $48,300
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$41,600 to $43,600
Invoice* $36,554 to $45,758 $39,104 to $40,984
MPG - City 21 - 22 23
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 33 - 35
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 TLX than in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to the Acura TLX's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Acura TLX may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz C-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura TLX, due to its tank size and 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). The Acura TLX is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz C-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 TLX and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura TLX is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 C-Class.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura TLX and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

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

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

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