Compare 2018 Acura MDX vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2018 Acura MDX
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 19 27 $41,492 $44,200
MDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $51,283 $54,650
MDX FWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $53,157 $56,650
MDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $45,615 $48,600
MDX FWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 27 $47,489 $50,600
MDX SH-AWD 18 26 $43,366 $46,200
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 26 27 $54,562 $58,150
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 26 27 $48,894 $52,100
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $53,157 $56,650
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $55,031 $58,650
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 18 26 $47,489 $50,600
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 18 26 $49,362 $52,600
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 22 $65,565 $70,500
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $63,008 $67,750
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $95,372 $102,550
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $104,030 $111,860
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $102,021 $109,700
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 18 22 $50,871 $54,700
GLE GLE 350 SUV 18 23 $48,546 $52,200
GLE GLE 550e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $62,031 $66,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,492
$65,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,200
$70,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$737 / month
$1175 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Acura MDX should be atop many lists for luxury buyers looking for spacious family crossovers. Others may do bits and pieces better, but the MDX offers a complete—and well-considered package. Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD -
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.7 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
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
111 114.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.9 60.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.8 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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P315/40HR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P275/45HR21
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 720
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4001 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6394
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 600
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.86
Transfer Case Model
- None
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.69
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.69
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 9.3
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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