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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 Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 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 3 (ft³)
26.1 16.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 16.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 54.7
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 37.4
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
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3838 4246
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 200 @ 3800
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 All Wheel
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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