Compare 2019 Acura MDX vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2019 Acura MDX
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 20 27 $41,586 $44,300
SH-AWD 19 26 $43,460 $46,300
FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 27 $46,271 $49,300
FWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $48,144 $51,300
SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 19 26 $48,144 $51,300
SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 26 27 $49,550 $52,800
SH-AWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $50,018 $53,300
SH-AWD w/Technology/A-Spec Pkg 19 25 $51,424 $54,800
FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $52,595 $56,050
FWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $54,469 $58,050
SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $54,469 $58,050
SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 26 27 $55,874 $59,550
SH-AWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $56,342 $60,050
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4MATIC SUV GLE 400
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC SUV GLE 400 17 23 $52,358 $55,700
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 43 17 22 $64,061 $68,150
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLE 43 17 22 $67,069 $71,350
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 63 12 18 $96,867 $103,050
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $103,588 $110,200
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $106,220 $113,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,586
$52,358
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,300
$55,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$738 / month
$928 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Full of tech and full of people, the 2019 Acura MDX is a safe—and conservative—pick among family-sized crossover SUVs. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class can be outfitted to please nearly every luxury-SUV buyer.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.4
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 60.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 60.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 65.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.7 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
111 114.8
Height, Overall (in)
67.4 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.9 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.8 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.4 38.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 41.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 66.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35.5
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)
38.7 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)
350 720
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4032 4751
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 329 @ 5250
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 354 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.0 L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.86
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.24
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.25
Trans Type
9 9
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Mercedes-Benz GLE
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
7.7 8.8
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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2019 Acura MDX
  • 2019 MDX is in showrooms
  • Cash flows freely at Acura dealers
  • Lease: From $439/mo. for 36 mo.
  • Finance: $2,500 in bonus cash
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
  • 2020 GLE-Class is here but no offers
  • Rebate: Get up to $5,000 off (2019)
  • Lease: From $649/mo. (2019)
  • Finance: From 3.99% APR for 72 mo. (2019)
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