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Acura ILX vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

In comparing the Acura ILX to the Mercedes-Benz CLA, the Acura ILX has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and overall quality score. The Mercedes-Benz CLA has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Acura ILX versus the Mercedes-Benz CLA, the Acura ILX is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz CLA.

Acura ILX versus Mercedes-Benz CLA Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Acura ILX ranges from $22,985 to $31,798 while a used Mercedes-Benz CLA from the same model year range is priced between $36,495 to $53,477. For a new model, the Acura ILX's price is between $27,177 and $33,367, with the Mercedes-Benz CLA priced between $41,324 and $59,222.

Acura ILX versus Mercedes-Benz CLA Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura ILX is 8.7 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz CLA's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Acura ILX being ranked 4 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Mercedes-Benz CLA being ranked 16 out of 39.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Acura ILX’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz CLA base engine makes 221 horsepower.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Acura ILX, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Mercedes-Benz CLA, a subcompact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear shoulder room.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$27,177 - $33,367

Used Asking Price:

$22,985 - $31,798

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$41,324 - $59,222

Used Asking Price:

$36,495 - $53,477

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

8.9 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 39
9 / 39

iSeeCars Rankings

16 / 39
17 / 39

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

w/Tech w/A-SPEC, Base, w/Premium w/A-SPEC, w/Premium

Trim Levels

AMG CLA 45, CLA 250, AMG CLA 35, CLA 250 4MATIC

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp @ 6800 rpm

Torque:

180 foot-lbs @ 3600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.065 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

221 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.066 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 34 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

317 / 449 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

35.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

89.3 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

11.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

89.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3095 lbs

Width:

70.6 inches

Height:

55.6 inches

Length:

182.2 inches

Wheelbase:

105.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3362 lbs

Width:

78.7 inches

Height:

56.3 inches

Length:

184.6 inches

Wheelbase:

107.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P215/45R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/45R18