Compare 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs 2008 Acura RDX

2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
2008 Acura RDX
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RWD 4-Door GLK 350
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 17 22 $30,521 $33,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $33,731 $36,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,178
$30,521
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,600
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$577 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The smaller, nimbler 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK sport-ute comes to America at just the right time. The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 180.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.9 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.4 73.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.7 60.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.3 28.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.3 11.7 x - TBD -
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)
11.8 x 0.9 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 39.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.76
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R19 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R19 P235/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3926 3924
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 105
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.07
Trans Type
7 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Acura RDX
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Agility Control MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Agility Control Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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