2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2017 Acura ILX

Your next luxury car could be closer than you think. Believe it or not, you don’t have to pay a lot up front to get the car of your dreams. For shoppers looking for a bargain on a quality luxury car, the CLA and ILX come to mind. Both have an abundance of active safety and technology features that have earned the respect of drivers around the world, so which is the better fit for you? Read on as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2017 Acura ILX.

You’ll notice the fuel efficiency for these cars is impressive given their sporty complex. What’s even more impressive is the way the CLA still holds a high torque. While the two have similar horsepower (208 in the CLA vs 201 in the ILX), the CLA blows the ILX out of the water when it comes to torque, getting 258 lb-ft compared to 180 lb-ft. Take a look at some additional comparisons below.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2017 Acura ILX w/Premium & A-SPEC Packages
$32,700 MSRP $31,980
24 city/37 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 25 city/35 hwy mpg
7 Speed Automatic Transmission 8 Speed Automatic
208 Horsepower 201
258 Torque 180
6.9 seconds 0-60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain FWD
8 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
DISTRONIC PLUS® (Optional) Intelligent Cruise Control Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 7 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard


Not every car brand offers the same level of safety. While Acura has plenty to offer its drivers, what it doesn’t have is ATTENTION ASSIST®. This feature, an industry-first created by Mercedes-Benz, comes standard in the 2018 CLA. it is designed to keep drivers awake and alert behind the wheel. Using a wide range of intelligent sensors and radar, ATTENTION ASSIST® will watch to make sure you’re not too drowsy behind the wheel. If it detects that you are, it will respond by giving off both visual and audible alerts, letting you know it’s time to either switch drivers or pull over and take a break. It can even direct you to the nearest rest stop.

There’s so much offered by the 2018 CLA that you really need to see it for yourself. We have these models available at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis with more to come, so give us a call or stop by right away to check them out!

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA wheel
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA steering wheel
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA paddle shifters
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA front grille

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