2020 Acura TLX vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan at Ed Voyles Acura in Chamblee, GA

September 23rd, 2019 by


Acura and Mercedes Benz are two of the top manufacturers of small luxury cars. The 2020 Acura TLX and 2019 Mercedes Benz C-Class C300 Sedan compete directly against each other for supremacy in this market. At Ed Voyles Acura in Chamblee, Georgia, we wanted to highlight the major differences between these two automotive rivals.

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Starting Prices of the 2020 Acura TLX vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sedan

If you are looking for a small luxury car for great price, look no further than the 2020 Acura TLX. The starting price for the TLX is $33,000, which is lower than any other entrant in the small luxury car market. On the other hand, the starting price for the 2019 Mercedes Benz C-Class C300 Sedan is $41,400, which is $8,400 higher than the 2020 TLX.

Standard Equipment: 2020 Acura TLX vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sedan

With their respective starting prices being so far apart, you’d imagine there is a world of difference between what comes standard with each vehicle and what does not. However, that’s not the case.

The 2020 Acura TLX comes standard with a navigation system. With the 2019 Mercedes C-Class C300 Sedan, you have to purchase a navigation system as an add-on option. Where safety options are concerned, Acura’s lane departure warning system comes standard on the 2020 TLX; it is an add-on option for the C-Class C300 Sedan, further increasing the price of the Mercedes.

NHTSA Safety Ratings of the 2020 Acura TLX vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sedan

Continuing with safety information, the 2020 Acura TLX received the highest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) safety rating, 5-stars. The 2019 Mercedes C-Class C300 Sedan was not rated, so you really don’t know how safe the Mercedes is.

Differences in Cargo Space: 2020 Acura TLX vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sedan

When going from work to the gym and back again, cargo space to stow your gear becomes an important issue. The 2020 TLX gives you 14.3 cubic feet of cargo space, while the 2019 C300 Sedan can only spare 12.6 cubic feet. 

2020 Acura TLX vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sedan Optional Engine Upgrades

Both vehicles have an engine upgrade option to consider, moving from an inline 4-cylinder engine up to a V6 engine. However, the price to move up to the V6 engine option is a steep, uphill climb if you’re looking to upgrade the 2019 Mercedes C-Class C300 Sedan. At an additional $14,000, this V6 upgrade requires a lot of consideration regarding value for money.

The 2020 Acura TLX V6 upgrade is much more affordable at $3,200. That’s over a $10,000 difference between each manufacturer’s V6 engine upgrade.

2020 Acura TLX vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sedan Fuel Efficiency

The EPA Miles Per Gallon (†MPG) for the Acura V6 engine is better than the Mercedes V6 engine. The Acura V6 in a Front Wheel Drive (FWD) configuration gets 20 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. The Mercedes V6 in a Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) configuration gets only 19 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway. In an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) drivetrain, the 2020 Acura TLX V6 engine gets 20 MPG city and 29 highway, while the Mercedes V6 in AWD gets only 18 city and 27 highway.

2020 Acura TLXVS.2019 Mercedes C-Class C300 Sedan
$33,000Starting Price$41,400
5-StarNHTSA Overall Safety RatingUnrated
YESNavigation System Standard EquipmentNO
YESLane Departure Warning Standard EquipmentNO
$3,200 Cost to Upgrade V6 Engine$14,000
20 (FWD)V6 Engine MPG City19 (RWD)
31 (FWD)V6 Engine MPG Highway27 (RWD)
20V6 Engine MPG City (AWD)18
29V6 Engine MPG Highway (AWD)27

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It is our hope that we at Ed Voyles Acura located in Chamblee, Georgia, have revealed some pretty important factors when considering the 2020 Acura TLX over the 2019 Mercedes Benz C-Class C300 Sedan. The Acura’s much lower starting price and standard navigation system and lane departure warning system (options Mercedes makes you pay for) make it an outstanding value over the Mercedes. When you add that Mercedes charges an additional $14,000 to upgrade from the standard 4-cylinder engine to a V6, and Acura only charges $3,200 for the same upgrade, this shows that the 2020 Acura TLX will cost you much less initially and will cost less to own over the long term.

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We hope to see you soon in the 2020 Acura TLX.

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†Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.


Destination charge for MY19/20 ILX, TLX and RLX is $995.00, MDX and RDX is $995.00, 2019 NSX is $1800.00, 2020 NSX is $1,995.00, 2020 TLX PMC Edition is $1,995. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.