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2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2012 BMW 3-Series 2013 Acura TL
     
C250 Sport Sedan
  • C250 Sport Sedan
  • C250 Luxury Sedan
  • C250 Coupe
  • C300 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • C300 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • C350 Sport Sedan
  • C350 Coupe
  • C350 4MATIC Coupe
  • C63 AMG Sedan
  • C63 AMG Coupe
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic Special Edition
  • SH-AWD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic with Technology Package
  • 2WD Automatic with Advanced Package
  • SH-AWD Manual with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Advanced Package

Prices

MSRP $35,350 $34,900 $35,905
Invoice $32,876 $32,110 $33,712
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.9 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.7 9.6 8.5
Performance 8.2 8.6 8.0
Interior 7.5 7.6 8.2
Safety 9.3 9.6 9.2
Reliability 3.5 3.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Luxurious interior
  • Powerful V6 engine options  
  • High-tech safety features
  • Powerful turbocharged engines
  • Increased back seat and trunk space in sedan
  • Unrivaled handling
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Numerous standard features
  • Exceptional reliability score
Cons
  • Cramped back seat
  • C250 lacks power
  • Small trunk in coupe and convertible
  • Bland exterior styling
  • Firm suspension won't appeal to all buyers
  • Polarizing exterior
  • Button-heavy center console

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 1.8L/110 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy 23 City / 34 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.7 110.6 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.8 182.5 194.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 71.3 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.3 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3319 3406 3726

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.0 - TBD - 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 40.3 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.0 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.1 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.7 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 35.1 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 55.1 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4 17.0 13.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard
CD Changer Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Optional Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Optional Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/122 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 201 @ 5500 240 @ 5000 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 229 @ 2200 - 4300 255 @ 1250 - 4800 254 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 35.5 - TBD - 38.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 34 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 15.8 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard