2023 Acura TLX vs. 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class | NewCars.com

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2023 Acura TLX vs. 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

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2023 Acura
TLX

MSRP*: $39,850 to $56,350
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Picture of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2023 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

MSRP*: $44,850 to $46,850
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MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 24 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG 33 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 272-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 355-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 272 - 355 hp 255 hp
Exterior Length 194.6 in 187.0 in
Exterior Width 75.2 in 71.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 34.9 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Head Room Front 37.2 in
Rear 36.3 in
Front 37.2 in
Rear 37.5 in

*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 be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class than the Acura TLX, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura TLX and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the front seats.

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.

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. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura TLX, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The Acura TLX has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it much 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.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Acura TLX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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.