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2020 Acura RLX vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

New 2020 Acura RLX

2020 Acura
RLX

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*
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$54,900
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$54,050 to $61,550
Invoice* $50,947 $50,807 to $57,857
MPG - City 20 20 - 23
MPG - Hwy 29 28 - 32
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura RLX and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RLX as you will with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura RLX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RLX and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RLX is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura RLX, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura RLX and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Acura RLX has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RLX is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura RLX and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Acura RLX has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
The Acura RLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.