The 2016 Acura RLX vs. Mercedes S-Class

November 18th, 2015 by

Has sedan shopping left you feeling confused and frustrated? Shopping for your next car should be fun and John Eagle Acura is here to help with our comparison of the 2016 Acura RLX and Mercedes S-Class. Like many of the comparisons we’ve shared with you before, the Acura RLX rises above the competition and we think you’ll agree. Find out more about the Acura RLX in Houston at John Eagle Acura!

When it comes to safety features, you can’t go wrong with the 2016 Acura RLX. The optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to detect cars approaching from the side. You’ll avoid collision in the RLX but the Mercedes S-Class doesn’t offer this feature. Both the RLX and S-Class have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front-side impact airbags, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and around view monitors, but only the RLX was named a ‘Top Pick Plus’ for 2015 by the IIHS.

In addition to its advanced safety features, the RLX also has an impressive fuel economy. The RLX FWD V6 gets an EPA estimated 20 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway* but the S-Class only gets an estimated 17 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The RLX also has an engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders when not in use to conserve fuel, but the S-Class doesn’t offer these benefits.

The RLX will save you money in other ways too with its low insurance costs. Compared to the S-Class, the RLX will cost less to insure over a five-year period. The RLX also has a higher resale value so when it comes time to part with it, you’ll be better off than you would with the S-Class.

Ready to take the 2016 Acura RLX in Houston for a test spin? Stop by John Eagle Acura today to see this impressive sedan in action!

* Based on 2016 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 models only) and other factors.

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