Mercedes-Benz vs. Acura Comparison

Mercedes-Benz vs. Acura Comparison Page in Columbus, OH

When it comes to luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz has represented the pinnacle of refinement, cutting-edge technology developments, and proven performance for decades. Since the brand’s inception, Mercedes-Benz engineers have worked tirelessly to set the benchmark for the industry.

As the luxury market has expanded in recent years, buyers are now flooded with brands to choose from. Making the right choice may seem more difficult than ever before. If you’re torn between an Acura vehicle and one from the impressive Mercedes-Benz lineup — Mercedes-Benz of Easton is here to help. We’ve taken the time to compare these two brands side-by-side to help highlight the key strengths of Mercedes-Benz. Once you see the results, you’ll understand why buyers from across the globe continue to prefer Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Safety

Groundbreaking Safety

Since the beginning, Mercedes-Benz has been a pioneer in terms of developing the most comprehensive safety features. Examples of life-saving safety milestones which made their debut on a Mercedes-Benz vehicle include:

  • The crumple zone – 1951
  • Patent for the air bag – 1971
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS) – 1978
  • Side curtain air bags – 1998

When you drive a Mercedes-Benz, you’ll experience unparalleled confidence and peace of mind. Groundbreaking technologies like the Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE® system automatically prepare the vehicle to keep you safeguarded from harm in the precious seconds prior to a collision. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC® helps you navigate traffic congestion by maintaining a fixed distance to the vehicle in front of yours. Giving you protection against driver fatigue, ATTENTION ASSIST® continues to monitor your inputs and will suggest taking a break if your attention begins to drop.

As further proof that Mercedes-Benz vehicles offers superior safety as compared to Acura, we’ve examined current 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick awards. Even though both brands have earned nominations on the Top Safety Pick list, Mercedes-Benz models earned two prestigious Top Safety Pick+ awards — the highest honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV


Consumer Reports Brand Report Card

Consumer Reports Brand Report Card

Every year, the team at Consumer Reports relies on exclusive testing criteria and member surveys to assemble their Brand Report Card. In order to determine overall positioning for each brand, the panel of experts considers a total of four main factors. These four include a road test, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety.

Areas in which these evaluations differ from other critic reviews include the fact that the vehicles are actually purchased by Consumer Reports and run through more than 50 tests to determine the road test score. Consumer Report members are also polled for their feedback regarding their overall satisfaction along with any problems they have encountered.

After tallying the results, Mercedes-Benz placed higher than Acura in the 2020 Consumer Reports Brand Report Card rankings. Based on the opinions of actual owners along with a panel of experts at Consumer Reports, it’s clear that Mercedes-Benz remains the superior choice as compared to Acura.


Car and Driver Editors’ Choice Awards

Car and Driver Editors’ Choice Awards

The editors at Car and Driver have taken the time to painstakingly evaluate an incredible variety of vehicles from all segments over the past year. Their selections represent the best choices in their individual segments as determined by the experts at Car and Driver. While Acura failed to earn any nominations on the Editors’ Choice awards list, it comes as no surprise that Mercedes-Benz emerged as the victor in several categories.


Best City Van – Mercedes-Benz Metris

Best City Van - Mercedes-Benz Metris

Best Sports Sedan or Coupe – Mercedes-AMG C 63

Best Sports Sedan or Coupe - Mercedes-AMG C 63

Best Mid-Size Luxury Car – Mercedes-AMG E 53

Best Mid-Size Luxury Car - Mercedes-AMG E 53

Best Full-Size Luxury Car – Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Best Full-Size Luxury Car - Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Best Luxury Station Wagon – Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

Best Luxury Station Wagon - Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

Mercedes-Benz Pointed Star Emblem

Winner — Mercedes-Benz

In this competitive comparison, we’ve evaluated brand image, safety, dependability, and performance within model segments. Simply put, Acura cannot match Mercedes-Benz in terms of award-winning excellence. Now that you’ve learned all about the key strengths of the brand, Mercedes-Benz of Easton cordially invites you to come experience all that the Mercedes-Benz lineup has to offer.



1. Source: Consumer Reports Brand Report Card 2020 – Consumer Reports

2. Source: Car and Driver Editors Choice Awards 2020 – Car and Driver

3. To qualify for 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also must earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating.

To qualify for 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as an acceptable or good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. It also must earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good headlight rating.

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