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2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2013 Acura TL 2013 Cadillac ATS
     
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
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
2.5L I4 RWD
  • 2.5L I4 RWD
  • 2.0L I4 RWD
  • 2.0L I4 AWD
  • 2.5L I4 RWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium

Prices

MSRP $35,350 $35,905 $33,095
Invoice $32,876 $33,712 $31,275
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.7 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.7 8.5 8.8
Performance 8.2 8.0 8.0
Interior 7.5 8.2 6.9
Safety 9.3 9.2 10.0
Reliability 3.5 5.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Luxurious interior
  • Powerful V6 engine options  
  • High-tech safety features
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Numerous standard features
  • Exceptional reliability score
  • Comfortable ride
  • Smooth manual and automatic transmissions
  • Strong brakes
Cons
  • Cramped back seat
  • C250 lacks power
  • Polarizing exterior
  • Button-heavy center console
  • Cramped second-row seats
  • Very small trunk
  • Confusing optional infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas V6 3.5L/212 Gas I4 2.5L/150
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 22 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.7 109.3 109.30
Length, Overall (in) 180.8 194.0 182.80
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 74.0 71.10
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 57.2 55.90

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3319 3726 3315

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 Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard 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 98.2 90.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.4 38.60
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.5 42.50
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 58.2 55.20
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7 53.00
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 36.7 36.80
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 36.2 33.50
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 56.2 53.90
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.8 52.30
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4 13.1 10.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Optional
HD Radio Standard Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard 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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
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 Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat 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 Optional

Safety Features

Brake Assist 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
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 1.8L/110 3.5L/212 2.5L/150
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 201 @ 5500 280 @ 6200 202 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 229 @ 2200 - 4300 254 @ 5000 190 @ 4400
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Turning diameter 35.5 38.4 36.38

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 18.5 16.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Five-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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