Do the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class Standard Features Stand Up to the Acura ILX?

January 4th, 2016 by

2016 Acura ILXMetro Detroit and Michigan drivers know that some luxury car vehicles are actually worth more than their price, but can the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class standard features make up for its high base price of $32,050? We compared it to one of its top competitors in the entry-level luxury sedan world: the 2016 Acura ILX. Priced at just $27,900 (MSRP),* the ILX has been making its way into garages all over our state, and it’s not just the price that’s winning people over.

Let’s see how these two cars compare.

Find Value in an Acura

Many drivers expect a higher price point to mean a superior level of features, and for the difference in prices between the Benz and the Acura, you might expect a long list of advantages among the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class standard features. The truth is that the 2016 Acura ILX actually has a wide variety of features that Mercedes would have drivers upgrade for, including:

  • One-touch power moonroof
  • Multi-angle rearview camera system
  • Voice-activated infotainment controls
  • Heated front seating
  • Noise and sound cancellation
  • LED headlights

Each of these features requires an upgrade on the CLA Class, if the features are even available at all. Remember, this is despite the Acura having a significantly lower price than the Mercedes. For one last advantage, let’s take a look at their warranty coverage

  • While the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class includes a 48-month / 50,000-mile powertrain warranty alongside its 48-month / 50,000-mile new car warranty, we don’t think that’s enough.
  • The 2016 Acura ILX matches the Mercedes new car warranty at 48 months or 50,000 miles, and it goes above and beyond when it comes to powertrain coverage, featuring 72 months or 70,000 miles.

Test Drive an Acura

From the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class standard features to the warranty to the price, we think it’s clear that it falls short of the 2016 Acura ILX in a variety of ways. Let us show you what the ILX is capable of with a test drive at a Michigan Acura Dealer near you. We can’t wait to put you in the driver’s seat and then see you head home with the keys in your hand.

Michigan Acura Dealers includes Fox Acura, Dave White Acura, Acura of Troy, Ann Arbor Acura, Jeffrey Acura, and Suburban Acura.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices.

Posted in 2016 Acura Models, ILX