Compare 2014 Acura RDX vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2014 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 $32,430 $34,520
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,725 $35,920
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,854 $38,220
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,150 $39,620
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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
$32,430
$34,494
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,520
$37,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$618 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura RDX offers a relatively sporty look and driving feel, as well as a quiet, comfortable interior and top-notch safety; but features or flair it's no standout. 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
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.4
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 102.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 108.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.25
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 23.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 54.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.04
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 65.91
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.8 x 0.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/50R19
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3717 4012
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
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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