Mercedes CLA 250 can't compete with ILX's performance and innovation

2019 Grey Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe

2019 Mercedes CLA 250

MSRP $33,1001
MPG (City / Hwy) 24/372
Speed 7
Engine 2.0 I4 Turbo 
2019 Red Acura ILX

2019 Acura ILX with Premium Package

MSRP $27,6501
MPG (City / Hwy) 24/342
Speed

8

Engine 2.4L 4-Cyl

Ready to see where else ILX outperforms CLA 250? Let's go.

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The Differences are Clear
2019 Grey Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe Headlight
Mercedes CLA 250 Conventional Headlights

Conventional headlights are standard on the CLA 250, providing a standard illumination experience.

Mercedes CLA 250 Conventional Headlights

Conventional headlights are standard on the CLA 250, providing a standard illumination experience.

 2019 Grey Acura ILX Headlight LEDs

Acura ILX Jewel Eye™ LEDs

ILX’s Jewel Eye™ headlights boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination and more confident driving.

Acura ILX Jewel Eye™ LEDs

ILX’s Jewel Eye™ headlights boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination and more confident driving.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe Black Interior Center Console Display
Mercedes CLA 250 Single-View Display

CLA 250’s single-view display means you can’t manage more than one function at a time.

Mercedes CLA 250 Single-View Display

CLA 250’s single-view display means you can’t manage more than one function at a time.

 2019 Acura ILX Black Interior Center Console Display
Acura ILX Dual Display

The ILX's On Demand Multi-Use Display™ lets you easily switch between climate, audio, and programmed shortcuts.

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Acura ILX Dual Display

The ILX's On Demand Multi-Use Display™ lets you easily switch between climate, audio, and programmed shortcuts.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe Tail Light
Mercedes CLA 250 Conventional Tail Lights

The Mercedes CLA 250 features conventional tail lights; LEDs are optional.

Mercedes CLA 250 Conventional Tail Lights

The Mercedes CLA 250 features conventional tail lights; LEDs are optional.

 2019 Silver Acura ILX Tail Light
Acura ILX LED Tail Lights

Standard LED tail lights add stylish flair to the Acura ILX.

Acura ILX LED Tail Lights

Standard LED tail lights add stylish flair to the Acura ILX.

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

You won't find heated front seats on the CLA 250 for the base price, and leather is also optional.

Mercedes CLA 250 Front Seating

You won't find heated front seats on the CLA 250 for the base price, and leather is also optional.

 2019 Acura ILX Black Interior Seats
Acura ILX Heated Front Seating

ILX’s new front sport seats are leather-appointed and heated for premium comfort.

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Acura ILX Heated Front Seating

ILX’s new front sport seats are leather-appointed and heated for premium comfort.

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2019 ILX Special APR

1.9%

APR for 36 months

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria

2019 ILX Special APR

1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria

Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2019 ILX Models from November 1, 2018 through January 2, 2019, 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 2, 2019. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2019 ILX: 1.9% for 36 months financing at $28.60 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.



2019 White Acura ILX Front View in White Building

Acura ILX: Superior by Design

201 Horsepower
8 Speed DCT with Torque Converter

The Mercedes CLA 250 and Acura ILX both offer bold style and performance. But the reimagined 2019 ILX is clearly superior. While its 2.4-liter DOHC engine provides slightly less horsepower than CLA 250, ILX is almost 200 pounds lighter than the Mercedes. This impressive power-to-weight ratio makes ILX one of the most powerful and nimble cars in its class. The ILX also comes standard with an 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with torque converter. The CLA 250 sits content with a 7-speed DCT, requiring a turbocharger to generate power.

ILX with Premium Package also includes a long list of standard features you’ll pay extra for on CLA 250 including a power moonroof, multi-view rear camera, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto integration. Driver and passengers also enjoy more legroom in the Acura ILX. An available new A-Spec package (on vehicle shown) also gives your new ILX an even bolder appearance with stylish touches like 18-inch Shark Grey alloy wheels, LED fog lights and sport seats trimmed in rich red or black leather.

2019 Blue Acura ILX Collision Mitigation Braking Technology Diagram

Tech-Driven Protection

The ILX earns a 5-star NHTSA Overall Vehicle Score3. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technology also comes standard, making it one of the most safety-minded sport sedans.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)8 uses radar and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

for the win

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 
2019 Acura ILX with Premium Package

Comparable Models

 

Base Models "Starting At" Price
$33,1001
$25,9001
Models As Shown
$33,100
$28,050
Performance

Models As Shown

 

CLA 250
ILX with Premium Package
Engine
2.0L I4 Turbo
2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder 
Automatic Transmission
7-Speed Dual-Clutch
8-Speed Dual Clutch w/ Torque Converter
Engine Horsepower (@rpm) (SAE Net)
208 @ 5,500
201 @ 6800
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
258 @ 1,250-4,000
180 @ 3600
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)2
24 / 37 / 29
24 / 34 / 28
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Paddle Shifters
Standard
Standard

Safety & Driver Assist

 

NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test Rating3
Not Rated
5 Stars
NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test Rating3
Not Rated
4 Stars
Rear Camera4
Single-View 
Multi-View
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System5
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System6
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System7
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)10
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)8
Standard
Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System9
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow11
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Comfort and Convenience
Keyless Access System with Smart Entry, Pushbutton Ignition
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof-Open Function
Standard
Standard
HomeLink
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Active Sound Control
Not Available
Standard
Hill Start Assist
Not Available
Standard
Audio Systems
HD Radio®
Standard
Standard
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® 
Standard
Standard
Pandora Compatibility12
Not Available
Standard

Media & Connectivity

 

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ Integration13,14
Available with Package Upgrade 
Standard
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
Standard
Standard
Dual-Screen Display
Not Available
Standard
Siri® Eyes Free15
Not Available
Standard
SMS Text Message Capability16
Not Available
Standard
12-Volt Power Outlet
Not Available
Standard
Exterior
LED Headlights
Optional
Standard
LED Fog Lights
Not Available
Available with Package Upgrade
LED Taillights
Optional
Standard
Heated Outside Mirrors
Standard
Standard
Power Moonroof
Optional 
Standard
Wheels & Tires
17"
17"

Interior

 

Heated Front Seats
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Leather-Appointed Seating
Optional
Standard
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard

2019 ILX Special APR

1.9%

APR for 36 months

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria

2019 ILX Special APR

1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria

Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2019 ILX Models from November 1, 2018 through January 2, 2019, 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 2, 2019. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2019 ILX: 1.9% for 36 months financing at $28.60 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.



2019 ILX Special APR

1.9%

APR for 36 months

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria

2019 ILX Special APR

1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria

Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2019 ILX Models from November 1, 2018 through January 2, 2019, 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 2, 2019. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2019 ILX: 1.9% for 36 months financing at $28.60 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.



2019 White Acura ILX Side View Driving At Night

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

Disclaimer
 
  • 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.

  • 2  Based on 2019 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  Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).

  • 4  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.

  • 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.
  • 6  FCW 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. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 7  LDW only alerts drivers 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. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road conditions. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. 
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  • 8  CMBS 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.

  • 9  Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 10  LKAS 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. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
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  • 11  Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible for avoiding a collision.
  • 12  Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.
  • 13  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.
  • 14  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. 

  • 15  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.

  • 16  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.

  • 17  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. 

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

2019 Grey Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe 2019 Mercedes CLA 250
2019 Red Acura ILX 2019 Acura ILX with Premium Package
Interior Dimensions

Headroom (in.) (front / rear)

 

38.2 / 35.4
38.0 / 35.9
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
56.0 / 53.2
55.6 / 53.6
Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
40.2 / 27.1
42.3 / 34.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.)
106.3
105.1
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
60.9 / 70.0
59.4 / 60.2
Length (in.)
182.3
182.2
Height (in.)
56.6
55.6
Width (in.)
80.0
70.6
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
88
89.3
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)17
13.1
12.3
Curb Weight (lb.) 
3,274
3,095
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
14.8
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
Corrosion Warranty (years / miles)
Not Reported
5 / Unlimited