Compare 2008 Acura RDX vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2008 Acura RDX
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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4WD 4-Door
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
Pricing
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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