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Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs 2018 Acura MDX

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2018 Acura MDX
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 22 $65,565 $70,500
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $63,008 $67,750
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $95,372 $102,550
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $104,030 $111,860
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $102,021 $109,700
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 18 22 $50,871 $54,700
GLE GLE 350 SUV 18 23 $48,546 $52,200
GLE GLE 550e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $62,031 $66,700
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 19 27 $41,492 $44,200
MDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $51,283 $54,650
MDX FWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $53,157 $56,650
MDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $45,615 $48,600
MDX FWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 27 $47,489 $50,600
MDX SH-AWD 18 26 $43,366 $46,200
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 26 27 $54,562 $58,150
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 26 27 $48,894 $52,100
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $53,157 $56,650
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $55,031 $58,650
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 18 26 $47,489 $50,600
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 18 26 $49,362 $52,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,565
$41,492
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$70,500
$44,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1175 / 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
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 132.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
- 28.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 59.1
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 77.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 66.3
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 196.2
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 67.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.9 66.3
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 111
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23 43.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.7 90.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23 15.8
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 19.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P275/45HR21 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P315/40HR21 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7200 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 3500
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6394 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4001
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 X 11 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 X 10 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.5 L/212
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
385 @ 6100 290 @ 6200
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
384 @ 2500 267 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 1.91
Trans Type
9 9
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.70
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 2.84
Trans Order Code
421 NA
Transfer Case Model
None -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.58
Trans PTO Access
No -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.33
Summary
Body Style
4MATIC Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLE Acura MDX
Body Code
S -
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.69 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.69 -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.0
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
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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