2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2018 Acura TLX

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2018 Acura TLX

If you’re looking for satisfaction behind the wheel, you’ll find it at the intersection of performance and luxury. Mercedes-Benz and Acura both know how to play this game well, and with a couple of viable options to choose from, car shoppers might be at a stalemate when it comes to choosing just one. We know this can be a tough decision, and that’s why we’re comparing the two side by side in this matchup between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2018 Acura TLX.

It’s not every day that you find a luxury sedan as efficient as the C 300. It greatly surpasses the TLX in terms of horsepower and torque (just look at the table below for a reference) but it also gets better fuel efficiency. How does that happen? The secret lies in the turbocharged 2.0L inline-4 engine. Mercedes-Benz was built on performance and holds true to the spirit of racing, and that’s very prevalent in the C 300.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan


2018 Acura TLX FWD

$40,250 MSRP $33,000
24 city/33 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 23 city/33 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
241 Horsepower 206
273 lb-ft Torque 182 lb-ft
5.8 seconds 0-60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain FWD
9 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
Standard ATTENTION ASSIST® Not Available
7 inches Entertainment Screen Size 7 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Interior Features

While the TLX clearly comes in at a lower MSRP, that’s not without a sacrifice. There are plenty of features to love in the TLX - take the noise cancellation feature, for example - but those features are far outweighed by those that come both standard and available in the 2018 C 300. Mercedes-Benz vehicles are known for displaying a wide range of comfort and convenience, and this sedan is no different. Some of those features not found in the TLX include:

  • Genuine Wood Trim

  • Leather Seats

  • Front Power Headrest

  • Front Power Lumbar

  • Cooled Front Seats

  • Navigation Aid

  • Telematics

There’s so much more to consider before making your final choice, so take some time to think it over. If you’re interested in learning more about these two or you’d like to check out the 2018 C 300 in person, stop by Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis or set up a test drive right here on our website!

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