Does the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Price Deliver?
Chicagoland drivers can’t throw a stone without hitting a luxury auto dealer, and that means you have quite a few choices when shopping for a new sedan. If you’re looking at the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 price and wondering if all luxury cars carry that kind of price tag, you should see the 2017 Acura ILX. We think Acura makes some of the best full-size sedans in Chicago, and looking at how the Mercedes’ features and price compare to the ILX makes that clear.
Acura Offers Savings and Luxury
Many drivers think that price and luxury are linked, and while you’ll often find a greater value in a luxury vehicle over a non-luxury vehicle, it’s not quite that simple. The base-level ILX carries a significantly lower price than the competing Mercedes-Benz CLA250 while offering more in the way of features (detailed below).
- The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 price starts at $32,050 (MSRP).
- The 2017 Acura ILX base model is priced at just $27,990 (MSRP).*
That’s a pretty significant price difference no matter how you look at it, and if you’re looking for more features in the way of technology or comfort, that gives you more room to upgrade. Upgrading the Benz to be on the same level as the ILX would push the CLA250 even further from the affordability of the Acura.
Finding the Features You Want
The 2017 ILX has one of the best selections of standard features for an entry-level luxury sedan. Out of the Acura’s long list of tech and luxury features, these in particular stand out for being included on the base model while requiring upgrades on the Benz:
- One-touch power moonroof
- Voice-activated technology controls
- Multi-angle rearview camera system
- Heated front seating
- Noise and sound cancellation
- Jewel Eye LED headlights
See a full breakdown of the features and specs in our 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 review.
Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer
Reading the price and the list of features should give you an idea of what makes the ILX such a popular sedan around the Chicago area, but getting behind the wheel will do one better. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today to take a test drive of the ILX and see firsthand all it has to offer beyond beating the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 price.
*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.