Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2013 Acura MDX

2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2013 Acura MDX
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RWD 4-Door ML350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 18 23 $43,961 $47,270
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 18 23 $46,286 $49,770
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 28 $47,681 $51,270
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 14 20 $54,684 $58,800
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 13 17 $89,373 $96,100
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $40,091 $43,280
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,455 $46,955
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $45,194 $48,855
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,900 $52,905
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $50,639 $54,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,961
$40,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,270
$43,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$721 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
For families who want off-road or towing ability, but not a third row of seats, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class is one of the most enjoyable, secure utility-vehicle picks. The 2013 Acura MDX is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable vehicles to drive, if you must have three rows of seats.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 61.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
58.3 59.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.7 141.8
Second Hip Room (in)
58.3 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.6
Third Leg Room (in)
- 28.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.9
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
189.1 191.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
84.3 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 15.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 42.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
75.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 83.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.6 13.2 x - TBD -
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)
13.0 x 1.3 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
27.7 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 37.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.29
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 17.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/50R19 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4652 4594
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500 270 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.7L/224
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 18 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.36
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.49
Trans Type
7 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Acura MDX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 10.2 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 3 (2012)
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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