Comparison - Acura RLX Sport Hybrid 2019 - vs - Mercedes-Benz S-Class S450 4Matic 2019

General

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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review | Drive.com.au
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New 2018 Mercedes S-Class in-depth review – Carbuyer – James Batchelor
New Mercedes S-Class 2018 in-depth review
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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
61,900
Updated: 
11 Oct 2018
$
94,250
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.10gals
21.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Platinum White Pearl
#D4D4D2
Lunar Silver Metallic
#7E828A
Modern Steel Metallic
#424346
Fathom Blue Pearl
#0D3360
Gilded Pewter Metallic
#554C44
Majestic Black Pearl
#161415
Brilliant Red Metallic
#890C1D
Color: 
Magnetite Black metallic
#4B5054
Iridium Silver metallic
#9FA0A2
Lunar Blue metallic
#37415C
Ruby Black metallic
#462F39
Diamond Silver metallic
#C3CFD8
Emerald Green metallic
#343B35
Selenite Grey metallic
#6C7379
Anthracite Blue metallic
#5C636B
designo Diamond White metallic
#E8E2D6
designo Cashmere
#D4D0C7
Dune Silver metallic
#948D87

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

It may not have the bulletproof branding of some competitors, but the RLX is not without charms. Its old beak grille has finally been replaced by a prettier pentagonal nose, and a sharp 10-speed automatic now pairs to the standard 310-hp V-6 engine. Our choice is the Sport Hybrid, which uses a 377-hp powertrain derived from the one used in the NSX and has Acura’s SH-AWD system to aid handling. We like driving the RLX, but the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto still stings.

Pros
Strong performance,
comfortable seats,
standard driver aids,
high value.

Cons
Invisible styling,
slow navigation system,
complex two-screen infotainment interface,
subpar paint quality.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Acura RLX wraps a forward-thinking powertrain in a comfortable but cookie-cutter package.

Pros
Supple ride
Supportive front seats
Good fuel economy for hybrid
Excellent audio system
Hybrid all-wheel drive

Cons
Banal sedan shape
Dual-screen infotainment
Dated cabin styling
Small rear seat
No options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Acura RLX comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual.The RLX carries over into 2019 unchanged.

PROS
Sport Hybrid model offers fast, fuel-efficient acceleration
Long list of standard safety and convenience features
Spacious cabin and seating, especially for rear passengers

CONS
Dual-screen infotainment system isn't intuitive to use
Interior design looks dated
Steering feels disconnected from the road
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't available

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class ranked #1 in Super Luxury Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a score of 9.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 41 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lavish, feature-filled interior
Outstanding seats
Powerful twin-turbo engines
Cushioned ride

Cons
Coupe and cabriolet models have small trunks
Modest learning curve for infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz continues to push the envelope for comfort. safety, and autonomous driving aids, while improving upon its effortless power and dignified road manners.

Pros
Forceful, smooth powertrains
A true first-class seating experience
Attention to the finest details
Available all-wheel drive
More safety features than ever

Cons
Steering lacks feedback
Hybrid drives heavy
Pricey

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 S-Class has a slightly updated look thanks to a restyling of the headlights, grille, and front and rear bumpers. Inside, there's an updated COMAND infotainment system, a standard wireless charging pad, and a new Energizing Comfort system that links various car features together to simultaneously pamper occupants.

PROS
Ample power with any engine choice
Opulent interior with plenty of customization options
A smooth ride no matter what the road surface
Silent cabin that insulates occupants from the outside world

CONS
Some driver assistance options have questionable value
Not as engaging to drive as some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
28.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
341ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
377hp
at 6 500rpm
362hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
40.50Feet
40.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.10in
206.90in
Width: 
74.40in
74.80in
Height: 
57.70in
58.90in
Ground Clearance: 
4.50in
5.00in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
124.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
39.70
Front Hip Room: 
55.90in
Front Leg Room: 
42.30in
41.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.60in
59.70in
Rear Head Room: 
36.90
37.40
Rear Hip Room: 
54.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.80in
34.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.00in
59.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
12.00cu.ft
18.70cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.00cu.ft
18.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4380.00lbs
4685.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
12 -Way Power Passenger Seat
12 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Krell Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
14 Total Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
13 Total Speakers
2 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
590 Watts Stereo Output
Burmester Premium Brand Stereo System
Memory Card Slot
Burmester Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.0
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Multi-Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Warmth And Comfort Package
AMG Line Exterior
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Rear Seat Package
Exterior Options: 
19” Multispoke Wheels
Rear Spoiler
20” Twin-5-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locks
20" Multispoke Wheels
Electrically Heated Windshield
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
MAGIC SKY CONTROL
19" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20” Triple 5-Spoke Wheels
Interior Options: 
Head-Up Display
Crystal Grey Headliner
Carbon Fiber Look Mirror Housing
Black Headliner
Black DINAMICA Headliner
Exclusive Trim
Rear Seat Entertainment And Comfort Adapter
Comfort Box
Power Outboard Rear Seats W/Memory
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Rear Seat Entertainment System
Porcelain Headliner
CD Drive Pre-Wiring In Glove Box
Heated Steering Wheel
Designo Silk Beige/Deep Sea Blue Leather Package
Porcelain DINAMICA Headliner
Wireless Charging Rear
Refrigerator Box For Rear Cabin
Heated Rear Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony
#515050
Graystone
#7F7F7F
Seacoast
#BEB599
Espresso
#3F241C