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Compare 2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2018 Acura RDX
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 19 27 $35,605 $37,500
RDX AWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $36,837 $38,800
RDX AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 27 $41,952 $44,200
RDX AWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $39,110 $41,200
RDX AWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 27 $40,342 $42,500
RDX FWD 20 28 $34,184 $36,000
RDX FWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 20 28 $35,416 $37,300
RDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 28 $40,531 $42,700
RDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 28 $37,689 $39,700
RDX FWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 28 $38,921 $41,000
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AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe 18 24 $56,172 $60,400
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV 18 24 $52,313 $56,250
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC Coupe 15 22 $68,030 $73,150
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC SUV 16 22 $65,007 $69,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 15 22 $75,098 $80,750
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 27 $43,338 $46,600
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC SUV 21 28 $39,107 $42,050
GLC GLC 300 SUV 22 28 $37,247 $40,050
GLC GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $46,491 $49,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,605
$56,172
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,500
$60,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$625 / month
$1007 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Consider the 2018 Acura RDX if you’re after a budget-conscious crossover that rides and drives well. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class captivates crossover types with its lush cabin and its plush ride; there’s AMG power on tap if you must.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65 62.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 76
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 64.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
184.4 186.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 17.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 17.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12.6
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)
12.3 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P285/40VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P255/45VR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 4140
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
279 @ 6200 362 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4900 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 2.25
Trans Type
6 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 5.35
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Mercedes-Benz GLC
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0
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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