2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC vs 2017 Acura ILX

Luxury cars can make you feel alive and, if the price is right, they can do so without making you feel guilty about your purchase. There are a couple options for luxury car shoppers out there who don’t want to sacrifice luxury for affordability. For example, compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC vs 2017 Acura ILX. Both come out at under $35,000, but they offer very different features.

For starters, it’s worth noting that the horsepower in each isn’t too far off; the CLA 250 4MATIC gets 208 while the ILX gets 201. However, where you really begin to notice a difference is when you look at the torque. You’ll have better luck accelerating quicker in the CLA 250 4MATIC because it gets 258 lb-ft of torque while the ILX drops off at 180 lb-ft. See how else these two differ in the comparison below.


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC vs 2017 Acura ILX w/Technology Plus Package
$34,700 MSRP $32,990
24 city/32 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 25 city/35 hwy mpg
7 Speed Automatic Transmission 8 Speed Automatic
208 Horsepower 201
258 lb-ft Torque 180 lb-ft
6.8 seconds 0-60 time Not Available
4WD Drivetrain FWD
8 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRE-SAFE® Not Available
DISTRONIC PLUS (Optional) Intelligent Cruise Control Standard
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 5 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Parking Pilot

It should come as no surprise that Mercedes-Benz likes to stay one step ahead of the game when it comes to safety and technology. They’ve created a few industry-firsts in regards to safety with features such as PRE-SAFE and ATTENTION ASSIST. With the CLA 250 4MATIC, you also have the option to include Parking Pilot. This feature uses an array of sensors to decide if a parking stall is big enough for you and if it is, it can steer and brake the car for you, allowing you to get into the spot with ease. Parking Pilot will do the same once you leave as well, even detecting objects in your path with the sensors.

Both cars have a lot to offer, but Mercedes-Benz comes out ahead in this one with the 2018 CLA 250 4MATIC. To see this car for yourself, get in touch with the team at World WIde Motors in Indianapolis today!

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC steering wheel
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC grille
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC seating
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC paddle shifters

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