Compare the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Standard Features to an Acura

June 7th, 2016 by

2017 Acura ILXThe 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 standard features look luxurious and technologically advanced compared to the average sedan, but we think Chicagoland drivers have a better option. For years, the entry-level luxury sedan has been one of the most competitive segments of the auto world, and when Acura released the ILX, everything changed.

The 2017 ILX is a leading four-door luxury sedan, beating the Mercedes on price and offering more in the way of standard features.

The Features Drivers Want

Drivers have certain expectations when shopping for a luxury car, and while the Benz does better than many new cars in Chicago and the suburbs, it falls short of the ILX. Each of these features comes standard on the 2017 model of Acura’s sedan but is unavailable or requires an upgrade to the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 standard features:

  • Comfort: The ILX includes heated front seating as standard to give you comfort during every season of the year. A one-touch power moonroof opens up the cabin to the fresh air and sunlight, and noise and sound cancellation keeps the ILX peaceful.
  • Safety: A multi-angle rearview camera system lets you cycle through three different views before backing up; just shift into reverse and the ILX displays what’s behind you for peace of mind.
  • Style: The front end of each new Acura vehicle has a hallmark of the lineup, the Jewel Eye LED headlights. These high-intensity bulbs light up the road and give your sedan a unique look on the front end.
  • Technology: While the Mercedes has many comparable tech features to the ILX, it doesn’t have voice-activated controls that let you manage all of that tech without ever taking your hands from the wheel.

Take a closer look at how the features, price, and engine specs compare in this 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 review.

Test Drive an Acura

The 2017 Acura ILX is available now at a Chicagoland Acura Dealer, and it has more to offer than a package of amenities that beats the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 standard features. Visit one of our locations today to take a test drive of the ILX and experience it firsthand for yourself; we can’t wait to see you behind the wheel.


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.

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