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2015 Results
LUXURY CAR (under $50k)


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ENTRY
 
Overall Score
Overall score is based on subjective
and objective ratings below, adjusted
for the relative importance of each
parameter and for vehicle price.
Price as Tested
 
Styling/Appearance:
   Exterior
   Interior
Quality
Occupant Environment:
   Driver Position & Ergonomics
   Visibility
   Roominess/Comfort/Access
   Conv/Entmnt Features
Noise/Vibration/Harshness
Performance:
   Throttle Response
   Engine Smoothness/Refinement
   Transmission/Drivetrain
Vehicle Dynamics:
   Ride Comfort
   Steering
   Handling
   Braking Feel & Effectiveness
Subjective Value
 
Engine
Transmission
AVG (0-100 Km/h)
AVG (80-120 Km/h)
ACCEL. SCORE
AVG (100-0 Km/h)
BRAKING SCORE
INTERIOR SCORE
CARGO
CARGO SCORE
FUEL (City & Hwy) L/100 km
FUEL SCORE
EMISSIONS SCORE
SAFETY FEATURES SCORE
Acura TLX
639 
3 
 
 
 
$47,490
 
 
7.1
7.5
7.9
 
7.4
7.7
7.6
7.9
8.0
 
7.6
7.8
7.6
 
7.9
7.5
7.6
7.6
7.3
 
3.5L i-VTEC® V6
9AT
6.6 s
4.7 s
8.1
47.3 m
4.5
6.8
405
7.0
9.5
6.6
7.0
7.0
Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC
649 
1 
 
 
 
$47,600
 
 
7.7
7.7
8.2
 
7.6
7.7
7.5
7.9
7.9
 
7.8
7.7
7.6
 
8.0
7.8
7.9
7.9
7.7
 
I4 Turbo
7AT
6.5 s
4.6 s
8.2
45.9 m
5.0
6.2
480
7.3
9.1
6.8
7.0
6.3
Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E
640 
2 
 
 
 
$49,650
 
 
7.9
7.7
7.9
 
7.6
7.7
7.8
7.3
7.5
 
7.5
7.5
7.7
 
7.6
7.5
7.5
7.2
7.3
 
I4 Turbocharged
8AT
7.0 s
6.1 s
7.6
44.0 m
5.7
6.8
692
7.9
8.4
7.6
7.0
6.0


Acura TLX
This car is very important for the luxury division and it shows when you drive it. Fun, comfortable and well assembled, it's a winner in my book.

Acura's come a long way with this TLX.

Great looking Acura, with a solid price-tag for the features you get. The nine-speed could be a bit more refined.

Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC
The sheer number of clever features available on the C-Class are remarkable for the price.

The C-Class is back at the top of the sport-sedan segment, with a beautiful interior, sexy styling and driving dynamics that are engaging.

Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E


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