Compare 2015 Acura RDX vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2015 Acura RDX
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 19 27 $34,258 $36,495
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,682 $40,195
RDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,962 $35,095
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $36,386 $38,795
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4MATIC 4-Door GLK 250 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLK-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GLK 250 BlueTEC 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
GLK-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GLK 350 18 25 $37,107 $39,900
GLK-Class RWD 4-Door GLK 350 19 25 $35,247 $37,900

Pricing

Invoice Price

$34,258
$36,642

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$36,495
$39,400

Monthly Payment Estimate

$608 / month
$657 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
8.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

A sporty yet smooth driving feel, quiet interior, and top-tier safety all add up to a lot of appeal for the 2015 Acura RDX, although its lack of features and flair stop it short of greatness. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK offers two great engine options in a baby-SUV shell, but with the comfort and dynamics of a crossover.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 24 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 33 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

38.3 35.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

103.5 102.9

Front Head Room (in)

38.7 39.8

Second Hip Room (in)

53.8 52.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.7 55.2

Second Head Room (in)

38.1 39.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.2 55.4

Front Leg Room (in)

42 41.4

Front Hip Room (in)

55.7 53.2

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.7 74.2

Track Width, Front (in)

63.1 60.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.4 7.9

Length, Overall (in)

183.5 178.3

Height, Overall (in)

66.1 66.9

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.4 62.5

Wheelbase (in)

105.7 108.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

61.3 54.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

26.1 16.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

26.1 16.5

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- 37.4

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- 35

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- 33.1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 65.9

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.3 13

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 11.8

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16 17.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.9 37.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/60VR18 P235/50HR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/60VR18 P235/50HR19

Trailering

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

1500 3500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 350

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 3500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3838 4246

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 19 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 19 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 150

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

273 @ 6200 200 @ 3800

Engine Type

Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Diesel I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Diesel Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

251 @ 5000 369 @ 1600

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.5 L/212 2.1 L/131

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 24

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 28

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.27 3.42

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.09 2.86

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.06 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.56 0.82

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.36 4.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.25 3.07

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.48 1.92

Trans Type

6 7

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.73

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura RDX Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Body Style

Sport Utility 4MATIC

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5.0 (Est) 6.0 (Est)

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

8.0 (Est) -

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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