Comparison - Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 63 S 2018 - vs - Acura RDX Technology 2019

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Average Price: 
108,900
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
$
40,600
Updated: 
03 Jul 2018
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.10gals
17.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Lunar Silver Metallic
#8D919A
Fathom Blue Pearl
#3C486E
Gunmetal Metallic
#5F5E63
Performance Red Pearl
#971C30
Canyon Bronze Metallic
#6D5247
White Diamond Pearl
#E3E2DE
Majestic Black Pearl
#1C252D
Modern Steel Metallic
#494A4C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class ranked #5 in Luxury Large Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 37 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Adept handling
Supportive front seats

Cons
Cramped rear seats
Frustrating infotainment system
Undersized trunk

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018, Mercedes has discontinued the entry-level CLS 400 from the lineup. A rearview camera is now standard for the remaining CLS trims.

PROS
Powerful engines for decisive acceleration
Pleasing balance of handling performance and comfort
Long list of available advanced safety features
Sleek exterior and impeccable interior

CONS
Lacks the features of current Mercedes vehicles
Rear headroom is limited by the sloping roofline

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes CLS hangs on to its lissome curves; it’s V-8 only this year.

Pros
Gorgeous profile
Poised ride
V-8 only–it’s throwback CLS!
Beautifully appointed cabin
AMG’s scorching appeal

Cons
Low gas mileage
Rear-seat head room is slim
Small trunk
Kludgy infotainment
With an E-Class so good...

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Acura RDX is redesigned for 2019.The Technology package is the sweet spot for the 2019 RDX. In addition to this package's leather upholstery and premium audio, it adds navigation, parking sensors and additional driver assistance features. We recommend the all-wheel-drive variant for those drivers looking for improved handling and enhanced traction.

Pros
Sharp steering and handling
Roomy cabin and cargo area
Well-trimmed cabin

Cons
Options are bundled solely into packages
No choice of powertrain

By: 
edmunds.com

The first RDX to be entirely designed and constructed in the United States, the third-generation 2019 model is larger than the outgoing car in nearly every respect.

Pros
Content rich,
torque-vectoring agility of AWD model,
quiet interior.

Cons
Tight rear headroom,
10-speed needs a moment to think,
touchpad infotainment controls require familiarization.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Acura RDX ranked #2 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Acura RDX has a score of 9.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Adept handling
Posh, spacious interior
Supportive, roomy seats
Lots of tech features

Cons
Infotainment system has learning curve

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
16
Cylinders: 
8
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
590ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
280ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
577hp
at 5 500rpm
272hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.90Feet
38.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Suede And Leather Steering Wheel
Sun Sensor
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Destination Download
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.70in
186.80in
Width: 
74.80in
Height: 
55.40in
65.70in
Wheel Base: 
113.20in
108.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
36.90
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
36.10
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
42.10in
41.60in
Rear leg room: 
35.00in
38.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
59.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
56.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
11.00cu.ft
79.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.00cu.ft
31.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4420.00lbs
3790.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Premium Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
14 Total Speakers
Adjustable Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
1 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Memory Card Slot
610 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
550 Watts Stereo Output
1 subwoofer(s)
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
12 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 10.0
19 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
30
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Driver Assistance Package
Premium Package
AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
Designo Classic Red/Black Leather Package
AMG Night Styling Package
Lane Tracking Package
Designo Saddle Brown/Silk Beige Leather Package
Exterior Options: 
19" AMG Forged Cross-Spoke Wheels In Matte Black
Wheel Locks
19" 10-Spoke Alloy Wheels In Matte Black
AMG Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
Illuminated Star
19" AMG Forged Cross-Spoke Wheels
Interior Options: 
Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound System
Comfort Box
Black Seat Belts
Heated Rear Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
#191919
Espresso, premium leather
#4F3934
Graystone, premium leather
#8D8A83
Parchment, premium leather
#D4C2A0