Compare 2013 Acura RDX vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2013 Acura RDX
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,245 $34,320
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,540 $35,720
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,669 $38,020
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $36,965 $39,420
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RWD 4-Door GLK 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door GLK 350 19 25 $34,494 $37,090
4MATIC 4-Door GLK 250 BlueTEC 24 33 $35,703 $38,390
4MATIC 4-Door GLK 350 19 24 $36,354 $39,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,245
$34,494
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,320
$37,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$618 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura RDX improves on the sporty crossover theme with refined ride quality, more features, and better fuel economy. It looks more like an authentically rugged SUV, but the improved 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK has carlike road manners and now, better fuel economy with both its gas V-6 and its new turbodiesel four.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.02
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 102.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.25
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 35.04
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 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 - 65.91
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 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 -
Brakes
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)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/50R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3717 4012
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 NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.269 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.094 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.250 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.065 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.555 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.359 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.484 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.754 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5

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