2018 Acura ILX vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

2018 Acura ILX vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

The CLA Coupe launched at the end of 2013 as a 2014 model. Its styling is unique in that it’s a 4-door sedan with coupe-like
design cues from the Mercedes-Benz CLS. The CLA comes in two models, CLA250 and CLA45, and is available with various options and packages. While both models 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.
• 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with torque converter (vs. 7-speed DCT without torque converter)
• More front headroom (38.0 vs. 37.0)
• More front and rear legroom
• Longer powertrain warranty (6 years/70,000 miles vs. 4 years/50,000 miles)
• The ILX comes with a host of standard and available features that you won’t find on the CLA250 Sedan:
––Standard noise-reducing wheels aluminum-alloy wheels
––Available LED fog lights
––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 Traffic 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:
––LED headlights
––Heated front seats
––Keyless Access System

Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sedan advantages over Acura ILX
• More torque (258 lb-ft vs. 180 lb-ft)
• Standard ECO Start/Stop system
• Available 4MATIC all-wheel drive
• Available Parking Pilot self-parking feature
• Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration
• Standard driver knee airbag


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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 forinformation 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 confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic 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.