Acura RLX vs. Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$54,900
$69,200 - $71,700

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
369 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L 24
3.0L Inline

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 in.
36.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.8 in.
35 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
35.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 cu. ft.
11.9 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/40R19 - P245/40WR19
P245/35ZR20 - P245/40ZR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
115.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.5 ft.
39.1 ft.

Length

Length
198.1 in.
196.7 in.

Width

Width
74.4 in.
74.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3977 lbs.
4134 - 4255 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
369 hp

Torque

Torque
272 ft. lbs.
369 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
27 - 28 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
23 - 24 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
30 - 31 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Acura RLX
Mercedes-Benz CLS

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
4MATIC - Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3977 lbs.
4134 - 4255 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 mpg.
23 - 24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 mpg.
30 - 31 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/212
3.0 L/183

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
10
9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25
5.50

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27
3.33

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19
2.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60
1.66

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97
4.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.61
2.82

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6
6.8

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/40R19 - P245/40WR19
P245/35ZR20 - P245/40ZR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/40R19 - P245/40WR19
P275/30ZR20 - P275/35ZR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 - 19 X 8 in.
19 - 20 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 - 19 X 8 in.
19 - 20 X 9 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.5 ft.
39.1 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in.
14.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
14.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal.
21.1 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 in.
36.9 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
41.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
59.6 in.
57.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
35.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.8 in.
35 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
57 in.
56.5 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
115.7 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
198.1 in.
196.7 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.4 in.
74.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.7 in.
56.3 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.3 in.
63.8 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.2 in.
64.1 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
3.8 in.
3.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 ft³.
11.9 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78
0.86

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65
0.72

Model Group

Model Group
RLX
CLS

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High
Luxury High

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
3.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
SOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4