Compare 2011 Acura ZDX vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz R Class

2011 Acura ZDX
2011 Mercedes-Benz R Class
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $42,212 $46,020
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 23 $46,293 $50,520
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 23 $51,779 $56,570
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4MATIC 4-Door R350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door R350 15 19 $46,537 $50,240
4MATIC 4-Door R350 BlueTEC 18 24 $48,118 $51,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,212
$46,537
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,020
$50,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$767 / month
$837 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you can look beyond the ambiguous shape of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class, you'll find it a near-perfect vehicle for the family road trip—especially with the strong, economical BlueTEC diesel engine.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 60.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.2 119.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.8
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 85.4
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 203.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 65.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.7 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 126.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.5 42.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 87.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 18.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 15.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 44.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 42.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.41 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 P195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4410 4949
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4.0 18 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 19 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Acura ZDX Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Control arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.04 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Self-leveling air
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 1
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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