Compare 2011 Acura RDX vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2011 Acura RDX
2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,646 $32,895
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,480 $34,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,489 $35,995
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,323 $37,995
RWD 4-Door GLK 350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,646
$33,015
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,895
$35,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$548 / month
$592 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Acura RDX is delightfully frisky and nimble, but it doesn't feel as lavish as other luxury crossovers. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has the rugged look U.S. shoppers want, in a sensibly sized package. We only wish it were a little more fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 79.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.6 54.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.8 23.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.7
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P235/50R19
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P235/50R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3743 3926
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/- TBD - 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.92
Trans Type
5 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.36 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Agility Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Agility Control
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 10.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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