2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs 2019 Acura ILX
Are you looking for an affordable luxury car? You may want to start with the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. It has been available for years in Europe, but it is now available for the first time here in the United States – and it’s better than ever. While it technically is an entry-level luxury car as a compact sedan, the A-Class has a ton of intuitive techy features and interior comforts and conveniences at the helm. This comparison is between the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the 2019 Acura ILX. As you observe the similarities and differences, keep in mind that this is the very first A-Class; there aren’t any carryovers or anything like that to weigh it down. Everything you’re seeing is fresh and completely modern, while the ILX is a few years old and may have a few features that are in need of an upgrade. Take a look at the table below!
2019 Mercedes-Benz A 220
2019 Acura ILX A-Spec® with Technology Package
|24 city/35 hwy mpg**||Fuel Efficiency||24 city/34 hwy mpg|
|188 hp/221 lb-ft||Horsepower/Torque||201 hp/180 lb-ft|
|Available||Voice-Command User Experience System||Not Available|
Highlights in the 2019 A-Class
The new A-Class has a lot going for it, but one of the most exciting new features is the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system. This system puts you in complete control of your car. The MBUX system can be activated by saying “hey Mercedes” and then following that up with a question or command. The artificial intelligence in the system will then promptly assist you in whatever you need. While the ILX is certainly a luxurious car, it isn’t quite this up to date, and Acura has not hinted at adding anything like the MBUX system to their lineup anytime soon. Some of the other highlights in the 2019 A-Class include:
- Steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
- Adaptive cruise control
- Wireless smartphone charging
- Surround View System with Active Parking Assist
- In-car Wi-Fi hotspot
- and much more!
Think you’re ready to handle all that’s available in the 2019 A-Class? Get in touch with the team here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis to see what we have available!
*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.
**EPA estimated 35 MPG highway and 24 MPG city with 13-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.