2016 Acura ILX vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA serving Chicago


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Compare the 2016 Acura ILX Available at Continental Acura in Naperville, IL with the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

The luxury SUV category is crowded and competitive. That makes it hard to choose the right vehicle for you Chicago area lifestyle. When you need a sophisticated vehicle to set you apart from the pack, you can capture inspiration with the all-new 2016 Acura ILX. The 2016 Acura ILX offers unique features, a one-of-a-kind design, and fun to drive performance all at a greater value than the competition. If you’re wondering what the 2016 Acura ILX looks like when compared to similarly priced and equipped vehicles, keep reading. We’ve compared the 2016 Acura ILX with the 2015 Mercedes-Benz to show that there’s something truly special about the 2016 Acura ILX.

2016 Acura ILX


2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA

2.4-liter i-VTEC Engine Base Engine 2.0L four-cylinder Engine
8-Speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission)* Transmission 7-Speed automated manual
42.3 inches Front Leg Room 40.2 inches
34.0 inches Rear Leg Room 27.1 inches

*With torque converter and Sequential SportShift paddle shifters



2016 Acura ILX VS 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class Design Information

The excellence of the all-new 2016 Acura ILX starts in the design. This is no ordinary sedan–the Acura ILX features ten separate LED lamps, mimicking natural light to be easier on your eyes in night driving. Upgrade to breathtaking with the Acura A-SPEC for 18-inch wheels, fog lights, perforated suede seat inserts, black headliner, aluminum pedals, interior lighting accents, and more. The good looks of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA may be tempting but the dimensions of the Acura ILX make it more practical. Because the Acura ILX is taller, wider, and higher off the ground, it offers more rear headroom, front and rear legroom, and overall passenger volume. If you’re looking for a high-quality luxury sedan that doesn’t instill claustrophobia, choose the new 2016 Acura ILX.


2016 Acura ILX VS 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class Performance

When it comes to performance, the 2016 Acura ILX makes innovation a top priority. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA may offer touch more horsepower but you’ll pay a premium for it. You’ll get more displacement and a higher compression ratio out of the Acura ILX i-VTEC 2.4L I4 engine. While the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA features a seven speed DCT transmission, only the 2016 Acura ILX has the world’s first 8-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission with a torque converter for incredibly fast shifting and paddle shifters for the moments you need more control. Both vehicles feature front wheel drive and similar suspension packages, meaning the pricier CLA class offers a negligible difference in improvement and on the flip side, the Acura ILX delivers truly exciting driving at a great value.

2016 Acura ILX VS 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class Safety and Features

The all-new 2016 Acura ILX offers more than just high-level performance–it features the latest in driver friendly technology. You’ll love the highly intuitive On Demand Multi-Use Display touchscreen, Keyless Access System with driver memory settings, and other great features. Sound cancellation, heated seats, speed sensing wipers, and voice controls come standard on the 2016 Acura ILX but are either optional or not available on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class. Your safety is priority one, which is why the 2016 Acura ILX comes equipped with the Acurawatch package. Acurawatch combines Collision Mitigation Braking with pedestrian sensing, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist. For state-of-the-art safety technology and features, make the 2016 Acura ILX your first choice!

Learn About New Acura Models Available at Your Chicago Area Luxury Auto Dealership, Continental Acura in Naperville, IL

At Continental Acura, serving Downers Grove, IL and other nearby areas, luxury is waiting. Take the first step with our new vehicle research and comparison information. You can find exactly what you’re looking for in our new vehicle showroom or take advantage of value priced, well cared for vehicles in our Acura certified inventory. For great savings on your next vehicle, check out our finance incentives and new vehicle lease offers. Trust your vehicle to our highly qualified technicians for state-of-the-art service and OEM Acura parts and accessories. Come experience excellence for yourself at Continental Acura today. We’re located at 2275 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL 60540, serving Geneva, IL. Schedule a test drive at 630-949-3123. We look forward to serving you at Continental Acura.

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