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

2021 White Mercedes-Benz A-220 Sedan

2021 Mercedes-Benz A 220

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $41,0351
ENGINE 2.0L I-4 Turbo
HORSEPOWER 1883
SPEED 7
2021 Red Acura ILX-ASpec

2021 Acura ILX with Technology and A-Spec® Package

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $31,8502
ENGINE 2.4L DOHC 4-Cyl
HORSEPOWER 2013
SPEED 8

Ready to see ILX outperform A220? Let's go.

(Video features Acura ILX with Technology and A-Spec® Package)

2021 Mercedes A Class vs. 2021 Acura ILX
The Differences are Clear
2021 Mercedes-Benz A 220 Sedan Front Grille
Mercedes A 220 Front Styling

Although recently updated, the A 220's grille and front styling haven't significantly evolved.

Mercedes A 220 Front Styling

Although recently updated, the A 220's grille and front styling haven't significantly evolved.

2021 Grey Acura ILX Grille

Acura ILX Bold Front Styling

A freshly-styled front and signature Diamond Pentagon grille on ILX make a bold statement on the road.

Acura ILX Bold Front Styling

A freshly-styled front and signature Diamond Pentagon grille on ILX make a bold statement on the road.

2021 White Mercedes-Benz A 220 Sedan Headlight
Mercedes A 220 LED Headlights

LED headlights with two light elements are standard on the Mercedes A 220. 

Mercedes A 220 LED Headlights

LED headlights with two light elements are standard on the Mercedes A 220. 

 2021 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.

2021 Mercedes-Benz A 220 Sedan Black Interior Seating
Mercedes A 220 Standard Front Seating

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

Mercedes A 220 Standard Front Seating

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

 2021 Acura ILX Black Interior Seats
Acura ILX Heated Front Seating

The ILX with Technology and A-Spec® Package features front sport seats that are leather-appointed and heated for premium comfort.

Acura ILX Heated Front Seating

The ILX with Technology and A-Spec® Package features front sport seats that are leather-appointed and heated for premium comfort.

2021 White Mercedes-Benz A 220 Sedan Rear View
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.

 2021 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.5

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.5

2020 ILX Special APR
0.9%

0.9% APR for 24-72 months

2021 Red Acura ILX A-Spec Front View

2020 ILX Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-72 months

For well-qualified buyers.



Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2020 ILX Models from November 3, 2020 through January 4, 2021, 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 January 4, 2021. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2020 ILX: 10% down payment. 0.9% for 72 months financing at $14.27 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.

2021 White Acura ILX Front View in White Building

Acura ILX A-Spec®: Bold by Design

201 Horsepower3
8 Speed DCT 

The Mercedes A 220 and Acura ILX both offer impressive style and performance. But the 2021 ILX A-Spec® is clearly in a class of its own. Its 2.4-liter DOHC engine boasts 201 horsepower3, giving you more muscle than the Mercedes A 220. 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 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. 

2021 Blue Acura ILX Collision Mitigation Braking Technology Diagram

Tech-Driven Protection

ILX earns a 5-star NHTSA7 Overall Vehicle Score. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technologies also come standard, making it one of the most safety-minded sport sedans.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) 

 

CMBS helps alert drivers when a potential frontal impact is detected and can even apply the brakes to help avoid or reduce the collision impact.8

for the win

COMPARABLE MODELS
2021 Mercedes-Benz A 220 
2021 Acura ILX with Technology and A-Spec® Package
Comparably Equipped
$41,0351
$31,8502
Performance
Engine
2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbo
2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder 
Engine Horsepower (@rpm) (SAE Net)3
188 @ 5500-6100
201 @ 6800
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)4
221 @ 1600-4000
180 @ 3600
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)9
25 / 36 / 29
24 / 34 / 28
Automatic Transmission
7-Speed Dual Clutch
8-Speed Dual Clutch  
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Paddle Shifters
Standard
Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Active Sound Control
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Access System with Smart Entry
Optional
Standard
Remote Engine Start & Pushbutton Ignition
Standard
Standard
Dual-Zone, Automatic Climate Control with Air-Quality Sensor & Air Filtration
Standard
Standard
GPS-Linked Climate Control6
Not Available
Standard
HomeLink
Optional
Standard

Audio & Connectivity

 

Navigation System6
Available with Package Upgrade 
Standard
Continuously Updated Traffic Information10
Available with Package Upgrade 
Standard
Premium Audio System
Burmester Surround Sound System with 12 Speakers (Optional)
ELS Studio Premium Audio with 10 Speakers11
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration12,13
Standard
Standard
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® 14
Standard
Standard
HD Radio®
Standard
Standard
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio15
Optional
Standard

Safety & Driver Assist

 

NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test Rating7
Not Yet Rated
5 Stars
NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test Rating7
Not Yet Rated
4 Stars
Rear Camera16
Multi-View with Dynamic Guidelines
Multi-View with Dynamic Guidelines
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor16
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System17
Standard
Standard
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System8
Standard
Standard
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)8
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System8
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)8
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System8
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow8
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Exterior
LED Headlights
Standard
Standard (Jewel Eye®)
LED Fog Lights
Not Available
Standard
LED Taillights
Standard
Standard
Power Moonroof
Standard
Standard
Remote-Operated Moonroof
Not Available
Standard
Heated Outside Mirrors
Standard
Standard
Black Decklid Spoiler
Optional
Standard
Wheels & Tires
18"
18"

Interior

 

Leather Seating
Optional
Standard 
Power Front Seats
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seats
Optional
Standard
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Sport Steering Wheel
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Red Instrument Panel Illumination
Not Available
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 for a limited time $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 for a limited time $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 within two (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 within two (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]

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX and PMC Editions. 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.

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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.

1  The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicle to determine the Comparably Equipped Price: Black rear spoiler ($300); Black leather ($1,450); Heated front seats ($500); KEYLESS-GO ($550); SiriusXM 6-month All Access trial ($460); Burmester Surround Sound System ($850); Garage door opener ($280); Driver Assistance Package ($1,700); Multimedia Package ($1,295).

2  Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer. Acura model shown (Performance Red Pearl) includes Premium Paint. $500 MSRP up-charge applies to Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl, Platinum White Pearl.

3  Mercedes A 220 horsepower: 188 @ 5500-6100 (SAE net); Acura ILX horsepower: 201 @ 6800 (SAE net).

4  Mercedes A 220 torque: 221 lb-ft @ 1600-4000 rpm (SAE net); Acura ILX torque: 180 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm (SAE net).

5  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. 

6  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.

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

8  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 with Pedestrian Detection cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Forward Collision Warning system does not include a braking function.

Lane Keeping Assist System only assists 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 driver 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."

9  Based on 2021 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.

10  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.

11 ELS Surround® and ELS STUDIO® are registered trademarks of Panasonic Corporation of North America. All rights reserved.

12  Apple CarPlay® and any other Apple mark referenced is a trademark of Apple Inc. 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  Android™ and Android Auto™ are trademarks of Google LLC. 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  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.

15  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. © 2021 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.

16  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.

17  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.

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

2021 White Mercedes-Benz A-220 Sedan 2021 Mercedes-Benz A 220
2021 Red Acura ILX-ASpec 2021 Acura ILX with Technology and A-Spec® 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
Hiproom (in.) (front / rear)
57.4 / 56.9
50.3 / 51.7
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
EPA Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)5
8.6
12.4
Curb Weight (lb.) 
3,285
3,148
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
13.5
13.2

Warranty

 

Basic Warranty (years / miles)18
4 / 50,000
4 / 50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)18
4 / 50,000
7 / 70,000