2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2021 Acura TLX


2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
$37,500 MSRP*

Starting Price

$41,600 MSRP
2.0L I4 w/272-hp


2.0L I4 w/255-hp
10-speed automatic


9-speed automatic
13.5 cubic feet

Max. Cargo Space

12.6 cubic feet

If you’re comparing Acura vs. Mercedes-Benz sedans to find the best luxury sedan experience on Kyle roads, then the 2021 Acura TLX and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are surely at the top of your list. While each provides their own distinct set of specs and features, only one can seal the deal with a great starting price. Learn more about which you’ll bring home with a look at the 2021 Acura TLX vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and then shop for your next luxury sedan with the automotive experts at Sterling Acura of Austin.

Acura TLX vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Price Points

When shopping for a luxury sedan, you should expect to find it at a competitive price. That’s why you’ll be impressed with the $37,500 MSRP* of the new Acura TLX Standard Package FWD, as opposed to the Mercedes-Benz C 300, which has a much higher starting price of $41,600 MSRP. Not only that, but the 2021 TLX can also be upgraded to AWD or the Technology Package, all without breaking the base price of the C-Class.

2021 Acura TLX

  • TLX Standard: $37,500 MSRP*
  • TLX Standard SH-AWD®: $39,500 MSRP*
  • TLX Technology Package: $41,500 MSRP*

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

  • C-Class C 300: $41,600 MSRP
  • C-Class C 300 4MATIC: $43,600 MSRP
  • AMG® C 43 Sedan: $56,500 MSRP

2021 Acura TLX on City Corner
2021 Acura TLX Rear Seats

Acura TLX vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Performance

In terms of the power and performance you can expect on Kyle roads, you’ll find that each comes with similar engine configurations, however, the TLX pairs its engine with a stronger transmission over the C-Class sedan. This pairing delivers stronger horsepower and torque specs that also work better alongside the standard FWD of the TLX, instead of the RWD offered in the C-Class. If you opt for the TLX, you’ll also have the option to upgrade to the available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ system for even more control. Here are the base specs for the TLX and C-Class sedan below.

Acura TLX Standard Package FWD Specs

  • 2.0L I4 engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 272 horsepower
  • 280 lb-ft of torque

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 300 RWD Specs

  • 2.0L I4 turbo engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 255 horsepower
  • 273 lb-ft of torque

Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Acura TLX: Interior Space

Another luxury of your next sedan should be a spacious cabin that provides a comfortable ride and the versatility you need for Buda errands or your next trip on the open road. TLX drivers will enjoy a relaxed commute with a cabin that measures up to 93.4 cubic feet of passenger space. You can also take advantage of more storage room in the TLX as it comes with 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Mercedes-Benz C-Class only offers 12.6 cubic feet of storage, meaning you may have to leave a few things behind.

Find a New Acura TLX for Sale at Sterling Acura of Austin

After seeing our breakdown of these Acura vs. Mercedes-Benz sedans, experience the difference behind the wheel of your very own luxury sedan on Kyle roads. Bring home a new Acura TLX for sale from Sterling Acura of Austin, and discover more savings on new Acura sedans among our rotating selection of new vehicle specials. Get started with our online financing application or value your trade-in, and speak with a member of our finance team who can answer your questions. Contact us today for more information on the 2021 Acura TLX vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class, or visit our dealership here in Austin for a test drive!

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