When it comes to luxury vehicles, few automakers have the rich history that Mercedes-Benz offers. The brand is instantly known by its badging, even to those who don’t count themselves as huge automotive enthusiasts. Mercedes-Benz traces its history back to Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft's 1901 Mercedes and Karl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, making it one of the oldest automakers to still exist today.
In comparing Mercedes-Benz vs Acura, you’re not looking at brands that are nearly matched as far as origins, as Acura was founded in 1986. Is it able to compete against such a well-founded brand as Mercedes-Benz? You’ll find that automakers tend to be competitive when it comes to modern features, but what’s under the hood tends to matter most.
What would a luxury vehicle be without advanced technology? You won’t find either Acura or Mercedes-Benz stiff you when it comes to available navigation or impressive color touchscreens. We like Mercedes-Benz for the standard 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity.
The most dangerous thing about any luxury car is how much fun they are to drive. You’ll have to remind yourself to take it easy. When it comes to driver assistance features, you’ll find many are available to help keep you on track. Plus little features like heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and more.
It’s true that the most entry level Acura is cheaper than the entry level Mercedes-Benz, but fans are looking for the right balance of performance, high-quality materials and features. Mercedes-Benz continues to impress, while offering vehicles that range from affordable to optimal luxury.
Is it fair to compare Mercedes-Benz to Acura, when Acura offers so little in the way of options? When you look at the Acura lineup, you’re left with six total choices – four cars and two SUVS. There are few models that directly compare to what Mercedes-Benz offers, where you can find six convertibles alone.