2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 Acura RLX | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 Acura RLX Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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New 2020 Acura RLX

2020 Acura
RLX

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MSRP*
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$73,800
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$54,900
Invoice* $69,372 $50,947
MPG - City 21 20
MPG - Hwy 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 and the Acura RLX in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 as you will with the Acura RLX, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Acura RLX, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 and the Acura RLX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is a little narrower than the Acura RLX, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Acura RLX.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Acura RLX.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has about the same turning radius as the Acura RLX, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a much more powerful engine than the Acura RLX. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 and the Acura RLX. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has less cargo capacity than the Acura RLX, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Acura RLX.