Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs 2012 Acura RDX

2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
2012 Acura RDX
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RWD 4-Door GLK350
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,647 $32,895
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,481 $34,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,490 $35,995
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,324 $37,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,368
$30,647
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,880
$32,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$598 / month
$548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2012 Acura RDX satisfies those who want more driving excitement, but it might leave luxury- or tech-hungry shoppers wanting.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.4 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 182.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.9 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.3 27.8
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)
54.7 60.6
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 1.3 11.7 x - TBD -
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)
11.8 x 0.9 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 39.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R19 P235/55VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R19 P235/55VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3979 3743
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 105
Engine
Fuel System
- TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400-5000 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 2.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.07
Trans Type
7 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Acura RDX
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Agility Control NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Agility Control NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4

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