Compare 2017 Acura MDX vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2017 Acura MDX
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 19 27 $41,352 $44,050
MDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $51,143 $54,500
MDX FWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $53,016 $56,500
MDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $45,484 $48,460
MDX FWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 27 $47,357 $50,460
MDX SH-AWD 18 26 $43,226 $46,050
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 26 27 $54,422 $58,000
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 26 27 $48,763 $51,960
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $53,016 $56,500
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $54,890 $58,500
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 18 26 $47,357 $50,460
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 18 26 $49,231 $52,460
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 23 $64,775 $69,650
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $62,450 $67,150
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 13 17 $94,572 $101,690
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $102,905 $110,650
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 13 17 $101,221 $108,840
GLE GLE 300d 4MATIC SUV 22 29 $49,662 $53,400
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 18 23 $50,685 $54,500
GLE GLE 350 SUV 18 23 $48,360 $52,000
GLE GLE 400 4MATIC SUV 18 23 $61,055 $65,650
GLE GLE 550e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $61,659 $66,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,352
$64,775
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,050
$69,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$734 / month
$1161 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Acura MDX is one of the best-driving, most technologically advanced three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sport Hybrid model and active suspension should only add to that reputation. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class pared down its powertrains to gas only or a plug-in hybrid, although it still has plenty of stops in between for luxury buyers.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 -
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 -
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 -
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 -
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
111 114.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.8 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 192.6
Height, Overall (in)
67.4 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.9 60.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.9 23
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.4 23
Brakes
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 13
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 13.8
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P275/45WR21
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P315/40WR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 720
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4001 4960
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6350
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 21 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 21 X 10
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 362 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.25
Trans Type
9 9
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.24
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.72
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.35
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- None
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.69
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.69
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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