2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2021 Acura TLX 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Starting MSRP *
  $37,500 $41,600
  272 hp 255 hp
Powertrain Warranty **
  6-year/70,000-mile limited warranty 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty

2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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The 2021 TLX is a small luxury sedan that is fully designed for the new model year. The TLX gets many desirable changes inside and out. This year, its interior is refreshed with the addition of a suite of new materials and upgrades, including more high-end touches and premium technology. The TLX also has some modifications to its frame that make it wider and longer than its predecessor. That means there’s more space in the cabin for the Acura this year, which already had one of the most spacious cabins in its class, and there’s more storage capacity in the trunk. The Acura debuts more power this year as well with new performance-oriented trim. The Acura gets a leg up on its rival, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, with its impressive performance upgrades, additional interior space, and value.


Precise handling and strong performance are highlights of the Acura TLX in 2021. The base power provides 272 HP and up to 280 LB-FT in torque. The base engine comes with a 10-speed transmission, and you can select the all-wheel drive as the TLX’s drivetrain for even better performance. This year is an additional trim called the Type S that has its own more powerful engine capable of reaching 355 HP and up to 354 LB-FT in torque. Brembo brakes are an added plus. The Mercedes, on the other hand, has a nine-speed transmission. It has one engine that doesn’t match the power output of the top TLX trim. With the Mercedes, you will get a 2.0L engine with a power output of 255 HP and a maximum torque of 273 LB-FT.

Interior & Storage

Thanks to its new expanded frame, the Acura TLX adds more headroom and legroom for its occupants in 2021. There is plenty of space in the front row and back seats. The interior is more luxurious this year, with the addition of higher-end materials throughout for a more refined appearance. The Acura TLX is also outfitted with user-friendly features in 2021 for an all-around more appealing ride. In comparison, the Mercedes does not have the same volume of cabin space. While the Acura offers one of the largest trunks in its class, the Mercedes has one of the least spacious storage spaces.


If you want a sedan that gives you both luxury and value, the 2021 Acura TLX is a top pick. Many high-quality materials and amenities are standard on the sedan this year, and it offers a better deal than the Mercedes C-Class.

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* 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.

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