2018 Acura TLX vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2018 Acura TLX Silver


2017 MB C300 Blue


The 2018 Acura TLX takes everything you expect from the luxury compact class and pushes it further, taking itself far beyond the capability of even established rivals like the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Performance is more poised, technology is more impressive, and top-tier safety is more accessible — the Acura TLX is a vehicle that demands your attention.


Neither the 2018 Acura TLX or the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class want for power, with potent turbocharged four-cylinder engines coming as standard and the option to upgrade to a V6 alternative. What separates the Acura TLX from the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is its state of the art Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is also available with AWD, but the 4MATIC system only distributes torque for maximum traction when facing adverse weather conditions. SH-AWD still delivers all-weather confidence, but it also distributes engine power to sharpen your ride, resulting in track-like agility unprecedented within the luxury compact segment.

Comfort and Convenience Features

Mercedes-Benz carries a sterling reputation for comfort and convenience, so it’s startling to note how easily the new TLX pulls ahead in this regard. Here are just a few of the features it provides as standard that the Mercedes-Benz C-Class doesn’t:

  • 7-Inch Touchscreen Display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Integration

  • Heated Front Seats

  • Panoramic Moonroof with Remote-Open Function


Few vehicles stimulate the same level of peace as mind as the 2018 Acura TLX, which delivers the following advanced driver-assistance technologies as standard:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go: Maintains a set safe distance between your vehicle and the one ahead.

  • Lane Keep Assist: Start to veer from your chosen lane without signaling and corrective steering pressure will bring you back to center.

  • Road Departure Warning: Reads common markers and provides an alert if you start to leave the road.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class doesn’t provide any of those features as standard.

The 2018 Acura TLX Thoroughly Outclasses the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class feels sluggish and underequipped after even a quick drive in the 2018 Acura TLX. To arrange a test drive, explore trim options, or investigate financing, simply contact Bob Howard Acura or visit our showroom in Oklahoma City, just north of Norman and east of Yukon.