Compare 2014 Acura MDX vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2014 Acura MDX
2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $39,185 $42,290
MDX FWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $50,364 $54,505
MDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $43,098 $46,565
MDX FWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $44,928 $48,565
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door 18 27 $41,016 $44,290
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $52,195 $56,505
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 18 27 $44,928 $48,565
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $46,759 $50,565
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4MATIC 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
M-Class RWD 4-Door ML 350 18 24 $44,445 $47,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,185
$46,770
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,290
$50,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$838 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.4
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
27.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 189.1
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
111 114.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 75.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 80.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4025 4751
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4500 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.5 L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 9.6 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0 (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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