Compare 2008 Acura RDX vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2008 Acura RDX
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX 4WD 4-Door 17 22 $30,521 $33,195
RDX 4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $33,731 $36,695
4MATIC 4-Door GLK 350

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Invoice Price

$30,521
$34,038

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$33,195
$36,600

Monthly Payment Estimate

$553 / month
$610 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.8
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped. The smaller, nimbler 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK sport-ute comes to America at just the right time.

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

22 mpg 21 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

37.7 35.1

Front Head Room (in)

38.7 39.8

Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.4 - TBD -

Second Hip Room (in)

53.0 52.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.2 55.2

Second Head Room (in)

38.3 39.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.3 55.4

Front Leg Room (in)

41.8 41.4

Front Hip Room (in)

54.4 53.2

Exterior Dimensions

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.6 79.4

Track Width, Front (in)

61.9 61.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.3 7.9

Length, Overall (in)

180.7 178.3

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

65.2 66.9

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.6 62.5

Wheelbase (in)

104.3 108.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

60.6 54.7

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

NA NA

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

NA NA

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

28.8 23.3

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.7 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3

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)

12.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.0 17.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.1 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.2 37.7

Steering Type

Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.76 2.8

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P235/55R18 P235/50R19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/55R18 P235/50R19

Spare Tire Size

T165/80D17 - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3924 4036

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.6 8.9

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

440 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

105 - TBD -

Engine

Displacement

2.3L/140 3.5L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

240 @ 6000 268 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas V6

Fuel System

PGM-FI - TBD -

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

260 @ 4500 258 @ 2400 - 5000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 16

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

22 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

- 18

Transmission

Trans Type

5 7

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.61 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Drivetrain

4 Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.89 3.42

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.61 2.86

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.53 3.67

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.82

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.70 4.38

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 1.92

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.73

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- - TBD -

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- - TBD -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura RDX Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Body Style

4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.75 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

MacPherson Strut w/Agility Control

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.83 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent Independent Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multilink w/Agility Control

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Independent 3-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

- 10.4

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 3

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