Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs 2018 Acura MDX

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2018 Acura MDX
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SUV GLE 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SUV GLE 350 18 23 $48,546 $52,200
4MATIC SUV GLE 350 18 22 $50,871 $54,700
4MATIC SUV GLE 550e N/A N/A $62,031 $66,700
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 43 17 23 $63,008 $67,750
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLE 43 17 22 $65,565 $70,500
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 63 14 18 $95,372 $102,550
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $102,021 $109,700
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $104,030 $111,860
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 19 27 $41,492 $44,200
SH-AWD 18 26 $43,366 $46,200
FWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $45,615 $48,600
FWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 27 $47,489 $50,600
SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 18 26 $47,489 $50,600
SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 26 27 $48,894 $52,100
SH-AWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 18 26 $49,362 $52,600
FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $51,283 $54,650
FWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $53,157 $56,650
SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $53,157 $56,650
SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 26 27 $54,562 $58,150
SH-AWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $55,031 $58,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,546
$41,492
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,200
$44,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$870 / month
$737 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer. The 2018 Acura MDX should be atop many lists for luxury buyers looking for spacious family crossovers. Others may do bits and pieces better, but the MDX offers a complete—and well-considered package.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 59.1
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
60.6 57.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.1
Second Hip Room (in)
60.2 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 132.7
Third Leg Room (in)
- 28.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.9 66.3
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 111
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 67.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 66.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 77.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 90.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.2 15.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.9 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
35.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 43.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.2 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
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)
13 12.6
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)
24.6 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6600 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4650 4001
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 130
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 290 @ 6200
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500 267 @ 4700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.47 4.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.91
Trans Type
7 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.84
Trans Order Code
427 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.70
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.58
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLE Acura MDX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.0
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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