Compare 2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2020 Acura MDX
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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FWD 6-Passenger w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 6-Passenger w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $52,782 $56,250
MDX FWD 7-Passenger 20 27 $41,774 $44,500
MDX FWD 7-Passenger w/Technology Pkg 20 27 $46,458 $49,500
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger PMC Edition 19 25 $57,935 $61,750
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 26 27 $56,061 $59,750
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $54,656 $58,250
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $50,206 $53,500
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger 19 26 $43,647 $46,500
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 26 27 $49,737 $53,000
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $56,530 $60,250
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger w/Technology Pkg 19 26 $48,332 $51,500
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger w/Technology/A-Spec Pkg 19 25 $51,611 $55,000
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GLE 350 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 19 26 $53,345 $56,750
GLE GLE 350 SUV 19 26 $50,995 $54,250
GLE GLE 450 4MATIC SUV 19 24 $58,045 $61,750
GLE GLE 580 4MATIC SUV 17 21 $72,944 $77,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,782
$53,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,250
$56,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$938 / month
$946 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Acura MDX is a stately three-row family crossover that has aged well. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class delivers no-compromise crossover SUV comfort and luxury.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.6
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 66.4
Wheelbase (in)
111 117.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.7 76.7
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 65.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 7.1
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 194.3
Height, Overall (in)
67.4 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 41.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 67.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/45HR20 P255/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/45HR20 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 7700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 770
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4090 4696
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 19 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 273 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 255 @ 5800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 3.69
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.0
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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