Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan can't compete with ILX performance and styling

2020 Grey Mercedes-Benz A-220 Sedan

2020 Mercedes-Benz A 220

MSRP $32,8001
MPG (City/Hwy) 24/352
Gears 7
Horsepower 188
2020 Red Acura ILX-ASpec

2020 Acura ILX A-Spec® with Technology Package

MSRP $31,5501
MPG (City/Hwy) 24/342
Gears

8

Horsepower 201

Ready to see Precision Crafted Performance in action? Let's go.

Mercedes A_Class vs ILX_v2
The Differences are Clear
2019 Grey Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe Headlight
Mercedes A 220 LED Headlights

Conventional LED headlights can be found on the Mercedes A 220.

Mercedes A 220 LED Headlights

Conventional LED headlights can be found on the Mercedes A 220.

 2020 Grey Acura ILX Headlight LEDs

Acura ILX Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye® headlights on ILX boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination, precise aim, and more confident driving.

Acura ILX Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye® headlights on ILX boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination, precise aim, and more confident driving.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe Tail Light
Mercedes A 220 8.6 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

The A 220 has significantly less cargo space than the ILX.

Mercedes A 220 8.6 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

The A 220 has significantly less cargo space than the ILX.

 2020 Silver Acura ILX Tail Light
Acura ILX 12.3 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

ILX provides plenty of room for supplies and gear with over 12 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.15

Acura ILX 12.3 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

ILX provides plenty of room for supplies and gear with over 12 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.15

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe Grey Interior Seats
Mercedes A 220 Standard Front Seating

You won't find heated front seats on the A 220 for the base price, and leather is an expensive option as well.

Mercedes A 220 Standard Front Seating

You won't find heated front seats on the A 220 for the base price, and leather is an expensive option as well.

 2020 Acura ILX Black Interior Seats
Acura ILX Heated Front Seating

The ILX features new front sport seats that are leather-appointed and heated for premium comfort.

Acura ILX Heated Front Seating

The ILX features new front sport seats that are leather-appointed and heated for premium comfort.

2020 ILX Special APR

0.9%

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

For well-qualified buyers.

2020 ILX Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

For well-qualified buyers.



Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2020 ILX Models from April 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020, to well qualified buyers on approved credit by Acura Financial Services through participating dealers. Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by April 30, 2020. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2020 ILX: 10% down payment. 0.9% for 60 months financing at $17.05 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.

2020 White Acura ILX Front View in White Building

Acura ILX A-Spec®: Bold by Design

201 Horsepower
8 Speed DCT 

The Mercedes-Benz A 220 and Acura ILX both offer impressive style and performance. But the reimagined 2020 ILX A-Spec® is clearly in a class of its own. Its 2.4-liter DOHC engine boasts 201 horsepower, giving you more muscle than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan. The ILX also comes standard with a race-inspired 8-speed dual clutch transmission for optimal agility. Meanwhile, the A 220's 7-speed DCT requires a turbocharger to generate power.

When it comes to curb appeal, the spirited performance of the ILX A-Spec® is perfectly matched by its aggressive aesthetic. 18-inch Shark Grey alloy wheels, LED fog lights, and sport seats trimmed in rich red or black leather are just few of the eye-catching touches that give the Acura sedan an unforgettable look inside and out. On top of that, the ILX features more cargo space than the A 220 and more legroom for driver and passengers.

2020 Blue Acura ILX Collision Mitigation Braking Technology Diagram

Tech-Driven Protection

The ILX earns a 5-star NHTSA4 Overall Vehicle Score. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technology also comes standard, making it one of the most safety-minded sport sedans.

Collision Mitigation Braking System 

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) uses radar and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.7

for the win

2020 Mercedes-Benz A 220 
2020 Acura ILX A-Spec® with Technology Package

Comparable Models

 

Starting At Price
$32,8001
$31,6501
Comparably Equipped Price
$42,6203
$31,650
Performance
Automatic Transmission
7-Speed Dual Clutch
8-Speed Dual Clutch  
Engine Horsepower (@rpm) 
188 @ 5800
201 @ 6800
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)  
221 @ 1600-4000
180 @ 3600
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)2
24 / 35 / 28
24 / 34 / 28
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Paddle Shifters
Standard
Standard

Safety & Driver Assist

 

NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test Rating4
Not Rated
5 Stars
NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test Rating4
Not Rated
4 Stars
Rear Camera5
Multi-View with Dynamic Guidelines
Multi-View with Dynamic Guidelines
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor5
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System6
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System7
Standard
Standard
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)7
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System7
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)7
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System7
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow7
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Dual-Zone, Automatic Climate Control with Air-Quality Sensor & Air Filtration
Standard
Standard
GPS-Linked Climate Control8
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Access System with Smart Entry
Optional
Standard
Remote Engine Start & Pushbutton Ignition
Standard
Standard
Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof-Open Function
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
HomeLink
Optional
Standard
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Active Sound Control
Not Available
Standard
Audio Systems
HD Radio®
Standard
Standard
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio9
Optional
Standard
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® 
Standard
Standard
Pandora Compatibility10
Not Available
Standard

Media & Connectivity

 

Navigation System8
Available with Package Upgrade 
Standard
Continuously Updated Traffic Information11
Available with Package Upgrade 
Standard
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration12,13
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
Standard
Standard
Siri® Eyes Free14
Standard
Standard
SMS Text Message Capability15
Standard
Standard
Exterior
LED Headlights
Standard
Standard (Jewel Eye®)
LED Fog Lights
Not Available
Standard
LED Taillights
Standard
Standard
Heated Outside Mirrors
Standard
Standard
Power Moonroof
Standard
Standard
Black Decklid Spoiler
Not Available
Standard
Wheels & Tires
17"
18"

Interior

 

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Standard
Leather Seating
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard (Perforated Milano Premium Leather)
Red Instrument Panel Illumination
Optional
Standard
Stainless Steel Sport Pedals
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard

Acura Military Program

$750
in savings

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura Military Program

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Active Duty U.S. Military, (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) and their spouses.
  • Active Duty U.S. Military Ready Reserve, (Inactive National Guard, Individual Ready Reserve, Selected Reserve) and their spouses.
  • U.S. Military Veterans who are withintwo (2) years of separation from active service, and their spouses.(Veteran: A service member who was discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable.)
  • Military Retiree: Service members who remain on active duty or serve in the Reserves or Guard for a sufficient period of time (minimum of 20 years).
  • Spouses of U.S. Military Retirees (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) who are withintwo (2) years of separation from active service.
Client Requirements:

  • Provide Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) as proof of military status or active service at the time of purchase or lease.
  • Veterans must provide a Report of Separation (DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from active duty) indicating Honorable Discharge or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions.
  • Spouses of a member of the U.S. Military must provide proof of relationship by presenting a Military ID, or provide spouse' LES. Only a copy of LES will be retained by the dealership for verification.
  • Meet AFS credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract
  • (Lease) $750 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $750 reduction.
  • (Purchase) $750 is applied toward the down payment.[1]
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[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX. Only one $750 Acura Military Appreciation offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2021 and may be terminated at any time. NOTE: During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease with Acura Financial Services, buyer may not take their vehicle outside of the United States without prior written consent of Acura Financial Services. During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease, buyer must notify Acura Financial Services immediately of any change in buyer's address.

Acura College Graduate Program

$500
in savings

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2020 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura College Graduate Program

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2020 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Eligible client has graduated within the past two years or will graduate within the next six months with a masters, bachelor or associate degree from a U.S. –accredited college or registered nursing school.
  • Meet Acura Financial Services (AFS) credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract.
  • Eligible client must be listed on AFS contract as the primary buyer.
  • Provide a copy of a diploma or college transcripts as proof of graduation eligibility and all other documents required by AFS.
  • Lease: $500 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $500 reduction. Purchase: $500 is applied toward the down payment.
The following Acura Financial Services® requirements may apply:

  • No adverse credit history
  • Proof of employment or a firm commitment from an employer (verifiable) with a start date no more than 120 days from the date of the AFS contract.
  • Monthly income sufficient to cover current obligations, living expenses and the vehicle payment.

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX. Only one $500 Acura College Graduate offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2021 and may be terminated at any time.

2020 Blue Acura ILX A-Spec Side View Driving During The Day

Don’t just take our word. Experience ILX for yourself.

Disclaimer
 
  • ILX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com Chrome comparison data. American Honda makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.
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  • 1  Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional, or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealer prices may vary. Acura Premium Paint $400 MSRP upcharge applies to Performance Red Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl and Canyon Bronze Metallic. Mercedes-Benz images as shown feature AMG Line w/Night Package, 19-inch AMG multispoke black wheels and Iridium Silver Metallic paint.

  • 2  Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

  • 3  The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicles to determine the Comparably Equipped Price: Heated front seats: $580; SiriusXM Radio with 6-month All Access trial: $460; Burmester Surround Sound System: $850; Garage door opener: $280; AMG Line (AMG body styling, Aluminum shift paddles, AMG floor mats, Brushed aluminum pedals, Sport steering wheel, 19-inch AMG twin 5-spoke wheels, Chrome diamond-block grille, Perforated front brakes with painted calipers, Lowered comfort suspension, Direct-Steer): $2,600; Premium Package (Blind Spot Assist, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster display, 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia display, Auto-dimming driver-side and inside rearview mirrors, Power-folding side mirrors, HANDS-FREE ACCESS, KEYLESS-GO®): $1,650; Multimedia Package (MB Navigation, Augmented reality for navigation, Traffic Sign Assist): $1,150; Driver Assistance Package (Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Steering Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Emergency Stop Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, PRE-SAFE PLUS, PRE-SAFE Sound, Route-based Speed Adaptation): $2,250.

  • 4  Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).

  • 5  Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.
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  • 6  The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed.

  • 7  AcuraWatch system accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions and other factors. System may not detect all objects ahead of, beside or behind the vehicle and may not detect a given object. System may not detect all lane markings or lane/road departures. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

    Adaptive Cruise Control should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads.

    Collision Mitigation Braking System only is designed to mitigate crash forces; it may not avoid all collisions. Depending on the circumstances, CMBS may not go through all the alert stages before initiating the last stage of collision mitigation.

    Forward Collision Warning system does not include a braking function.

    Lane Keeping Assist System and/or Traffic Jam Assist only assist driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist.

    Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. RDM can apply mild steering torque to assist in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane.


  • 8  Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.
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  • 9  SiriusXM Satellite Radio, subscription purchasable after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2020 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
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  • 10  Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices are compatible with USB connection. 

  • 11  AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic is operable only in select markets within the 48 contiguous United States, as well as Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. The service is available at no cost for three years after purchase whereupon it will continue to be available on a subscription basis.

 

  • 12  Depending on use, Apple CarPlay can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay. Use of CarPlay is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details.

  • 13  Depending on use, Android Auto can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto. Use of Android Auto is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user’s Android phone. Android Auto vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Acura cannot guarantee Android Auto operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto software/Android operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto when conditions allow you to do so safely. 

  • 14  Always remain attentive when driving. Certain functions are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion. Only operate the system when conditions permit you to safely do so. Avoid focusing on the device display or manually operating the system controls while driving. State or local laws may prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc.

  • 15  Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth® only. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely. Drive responsibly. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. For safety reasons, always launch your audio application or perform any other operation on your phone or audio device only when the vehicle is safely parked.
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  • 16  Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements. 

  • 17  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.

2020 Grey Mercedes-Benz A-220 Sedan 2020 Mercedes-Benz A 220
2020 Red Acura ILX-ASpec 2020 Acura ILX A-Spec® with Technology Package
Interior Dimensions

Headroom (in.) (front / rear)

 

40.3 / 37.2
38.0 / 35.9
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
55.1 / 54.0
55.6 / 53.6
Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
41.8 / 33.9
42.3 / 34.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.)
107.4
105.1
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
61.7 / 60.9
59.4 / 60.2
Length (in.)
179.1
182.2
Height (in.)
56.9
55.6
Width (in.)
70.7
70.6
Weights & Capacities
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)16
9.0
12.3
Curb Weight (lb.) 
3,285
3,148
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
13.5
13.2

Warranty

 

Basic Warranty (years / miles)17
4 / 50,000
4 / 50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)17
4 / 50,000
7 / 70,000