The 2014 Acura RLX Horsepower Outclasses the Mercedes E-Class

July 15th, 2014 by

When it comes to luxury sport sedans, it can be tough to hang your hat on just one feature of them as the most important, but we think that when you look at the 2014 Acura RLX, its horsepower is probably one of your main concerns.

Acura is known for their affordable luxury, while Mercedes-Benz is better known for the more traditional luxury sedan. But which one has more power? Let’s find out.

Superior Engineering: Acura’s Engine

There’s a common misconception that well-engineered vehicles require some sort of compromise on efficiency or power, but Acura engineers are bucking that trend—which you can see with just a glimpse at how the RLX and E350 Sedan compare on fuel economy and power:

  • The 2014 RLX 6-Spd AT earns an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway* and kicks out 310 hp.
  • The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan, on the other hand, earns only 30 mpg on the highway and is capable of just 302 hp.

Now, those differences may seem small, but the fact that Acura has engineered a powertrain that is both more powerful and more fuel efficient than the E350 is a pretty sure sign of superior engineering. And with Acura, you can have added confidence in the engine thanks to the 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty (the Mercedes is only covered on powertrain components for 48 months/50,000 miles).

We have only just begun to scratch the surface on the RLX here; once you see all of the features that Acura includes as standard and how affordably priced it is, you’ll wonder why folks ever drove the E350.

Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer Today

The best way to know whether or not the 2014 Acura RLX brings enough horsepower for you is to put your foot to the pedal and find out firsthand. Stop by a Chicagoland Acura Dealer today and let one of our sales experts put you behind the wheel of a brand new RLX so that you can see how it feels from the driver’s seat.

*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

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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