Compare 2013 Acura MDX vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2013 Acura MDX
2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX AWD 4-Door 16 21 $40,091 $43,280
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,900 $52,905
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $50,639 $54,805
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,455 $46,955
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $45,194 $48,855
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4MATIC 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 18 23 $46,286 $49,770
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 20 28 $47,681 $51,270
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 14 20 $54,684 $58,800
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 13 17 $89,373 $96,100
M-Class RWD 4-Door ML 350 18 23 $43,961 $47,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,091
$46,286
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,280
$49,770
Monthly Payment Estimate
$721 / month
$830 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura MDX is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable vehicles to drive, if you must have three rows of seats. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
141.8 132.7
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
28.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.5
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 84.3
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 189.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 38.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 75.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 80.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - 12.8 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 27.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 38.7
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 3.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 1080
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4594 4751
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 (Est) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 (Est) 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 (Est) 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - TBD -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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)
2.10 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
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)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
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
MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 (2012) 9.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) 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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