2017 ILX vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

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2017 ILX vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

The CLA-Class launched at the end of 2013 as a 2014 model and is available as a 4-door sedan or 2-door coupe. CLA comes in two trim levels, CLA250 and CLA45, and is available with various options and packages. While both trims come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, the CLA45 has a handcrafted AMG engine that generates substantially more power. The CLA comes with a choice of front-wheel drive or 4MATIC all-wheel drive, and the only transmission offered is a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission without a torque converter.

While Mercedes-Benz is the benchmark for European luxury vehicles, the ILX is also a true luxury vehicle offering more standard and available features, as well as features that you won’t find on the CLA Sedan.

Acura ILX advantages over Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sedan:

  • The ILX uses a larger-displacement 4-cylinder engine that doesn’t require an expensive turbocharger to generate power.
  • The ILX has an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with torque converter (vs. 7-speed DCT without torque converter).
  • The ILX comes with a host of standard and available features that you won’t _ nd on the CLA250 Sedan:
  • Standard noise-reducing wheels aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Standard LED headlights
  • Available LED fog lights
  • Standard Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Available GPS-linked1 climate control when equipped with navigation
  • Available On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™)
  • Available Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)2
  • Available Rear Cross Traf_ c Monitor3
  • Available Road Departure Mitigation system4
  • Available Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)5

In addition, you’ll have to pay extra on the CLA250 to get these standard ILX features:

  • Heated front seats
  • Keyless Access System with smart entry and pushbutton ignition
  • The ILX has more front headroom than the CLA250.
  • The ILX has more front and rear legroom than the CLA250.
  • The ILX has a longer powertrain warranty than the CLA250 (6 years/70,000 miles vs. 4 years/50,000 miles).

Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sedan advantages over Acura ILX

  • The CLA Class is available in a 2-door coupe model.
  • The CLA250 Sedan has more torque and slightly more horsepower.
  • The CLA250 Sedan has a standard ECO Start/Stop system.
  • The CLA250 Sedan has available 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

 DISCLAIMERS
1 Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for
information regarding navigation system area coverage.
2 LKAS (Lane Keeping Assist System) only operates when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LKAS may not detect all lane markings or lane
departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for
safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
3 Always visually con_ rm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traf_ c Monitor (if present) may not provide complete
information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.
4 Road Departure Mitigation may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road conditions. System
operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
5 The CMBS™ is designed to reduce the severity of an unavoidable collision. It does not prevent all collisions nor stop the vehicle automatically. CMBS cannot
detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by
high interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. The system has three alert stages for a possible collision.
Depending on the circumstances or CMBS settings, CMBS may not go through all of the stages before initiating the last stage.

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