2016 Acura ILX vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

2016 Acura ILX

2016 Acura ILX

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

If you're looking for impeccable luxury in a sleek package, then the 2016 Acura ILX and 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class are probably at the top of your list. These two sedans have impressed customers with their stylish exteriors and comfortable cabins. When compared side-by-side, how do the two sedans stack up? We compared the Acura ILX base with 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class base to see which vehicle is worth the investment. Keep reading to see which sedan was our favorite.


The Acura ILX has a larger 2.4L engine compared to the 2.0L engine of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. The ILX also has an 8-speed auto-shift manual transmission for seamless shifting. The CLA-Class only has a 7-speed transmission, which loses some precision. Additionally, your powertrain is covered for 60 months or 100,000 kilometers by Acura. Mercedes-Benz only covers the CLA-Class for only 48 months or 80,000 kilometers.


The Acura ILX includes additional conveniences to make your daily commute a little easier. During a blizzard, you can start the ILX from inside your home with remote engine start. If you want to start your CLA-Class, you'll have to sit in your car and brave the cold. In the summer, the ILX has automatic air conditioning to cool off in the heat. The CLA-Class only includes a standard manual air conditioner system at the base level.


While the 2016 Acura ILX and 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class are both premium vehicles, you'll save extra money with the ILX. The Acura ILX begins at an MSRP of $29,490, while the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class begins at a price of $34,600. Furthermore, the ILX also has a lower destination fee at $1,995 compared to the CLA-Class' fee of $2,075.

Test Drive the Winner Today

After scrutinizing the 2016 Acura ILX and 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, the ILX was our winner. The ILX simply has the edge when it comes to performance, convenience, and price. If you want a comfortable sedan with a luxurious feel, then the Acura ILX is the right choice for you. Stop by Harmony Acura to see this impeccable sedan in person, or contact us with your questions ahead of time. We'd be happy to talk to you via phone at 250-861-3003, or contact us online for more information.