Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2014 Acura MDX

2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2014 Acura MDX
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RWD 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML 350 18 24 $44,445 $47,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $39,185 $42,290
SH-AWD 4-Door 18 27 $41,016 $44,290
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $43,098 $46,565
FWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $44,928 $48,565
SH-AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 18 27 $44,928 $48,565
SH-AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $46,759 $50,565
FWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $50,364 $54,505
SH-AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $52,195 $56,505
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,445
$39,185
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,790
$42,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$797 / month
$705 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
For active families who need to tow a boat or occasionally head off-pavement–but don't need a third row–the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellence vehicle choice. The 2014 Acura MDX is more focused than ever on its mission of keeping the entire family comfortable, content, and entertained—and yes, that still includes the driver.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 59.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.1
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 132.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.8
Third Leg Room (in)
- 27.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 67.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 66.3
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 111
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 77.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 66.3
Length, Overall (in)
189.1 193.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.2 14.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 38.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 68.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 37.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6600 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4652 4025
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 290 @ 6200
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500 267 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.49
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Acura MDX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 (Est) 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 (Est) -
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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