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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,647 $32,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,490 $35,995
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,481 $34,895
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,324 $37,995
RWD 4-Door GLK350
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door GLK350 16 22 $33,368 $35,880
4MATIC 4-Door GLK350 16 21 $35,228 $37,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,647
$33,368
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,895
$35,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$548 / month
$598 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Acura RDX satisfies those who want more driving excitement, but it might leave luxury- or tech-hungry shoppers wanting. Rugged looks and lower gas mileage put the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class in an SUV state of mind, but its ride and handling are more carlike than you'd think.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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) 37.7 35.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 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
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 60.6 54.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 17.4
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55VR18 P235/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/55VR18 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 3979
Wheels
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 -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 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 Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 6000 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4500 258 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/- TBD - 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
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) 0.69 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.92
Trans Type 5 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Acura RDX Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Agility Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Agility Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 10.4
 
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