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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs. 2020 Acura TLX Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

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New 2020 Acura TLX

2020 Acura
TLX

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MSRP*
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$36,650 to $38,650
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$33,000 to $48,950
Invoice* $34,451 to $36,331 $31,343 to $46,452
MPG - City 23 - 25 20 - 23
MPG - Hwy 33 - 35 29 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
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 be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura TLX than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and the Acura TLX in the front seats.

Convenience
The Acura TLX requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, 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 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Acura TLX. 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 CLA 250 and the Acura TLX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is a little narrower than the Acura TLX, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is slightly shorter than the Acura TLX, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Acura TLX.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has a smaller turning radius than the Acura TLX, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is significantly less powerful than the Acura TLX. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and the Acura TLX. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has less cargo capacity than the Acura TLX, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Acura TLX.