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2015 Acura RDX Change
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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,682 $40,195
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,962 $35,095
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $36,386 $38,795
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $34,258 $36,495
RWD 4-Door GLK350
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GLK250 BlueTEC 24 33 $36,251 $38,980
RWD 4-Door GLK350 19 26 $34,856 $37,480
4MATIC 4-Door GLK350 19 25 $36,716 $39,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$625 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line A sporty yet smooth driving feel, quiet interior, and top-tier safety all add up to a lot of appeal for the 2015 Acura RDX, although its lack of features and flair stop it short of greatness. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK has car-like road manners, despite its rugged-looking exterior. Following 2013's engines updates, it's now more fuel-efficient, too.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.5 102.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 53.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 35.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 183.5 178.3
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 74.2
Track Width, Front (in) 63.1 60.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 26.1 16.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 61.3 54.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 26.1 16.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 35
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 65.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 37.4
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 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 13
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 Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/60VR18 P235/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/60VR18 P235/50HR19
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3717 4068
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 150
Engine
Displacement 3.5 L/212 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 273 @ 6200 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 251 @ 5000 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25 3.27
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura RDX Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.9 (Est) 8.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5.0 (Est) -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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