Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 350 4MATIC 2018 - vs - Acura RDX Technology 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
54,700
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
$
40,600
Updated: 
03 Jul 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
24.60gals
17.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849F
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7
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 GLE-Class ranked #12 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 46 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of powerful engine choices
Posh interior
Above-average cargo space (in non-coupe models)
Lengthy features list

Cons
Less athletic than many competitors
Coupe has limited cargo space and visibility
Finicky engine stop-start system

By: 
usnews.com

Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.

Pros
Wide palette of body styles, powertrains, trims
GLE Coupe, for the well-to-do contrarian
Powertrain choice abounds
Composed, quiet ride

Cons
AMG = $$$
Not so fuel-efficient
Addled infotainment interface
Odd feature availability
Coupe body costs money, space

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The AMG GLE 43 is slightly more powerful, increasing engine output from 362 horsepower to 385 hp. Otherwise, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is unchanged for 2018.

PROS
Multiple available powertrains make each model distinct
Interior is quiet, upscale and roomy
Abundant list of standard safety, tech and luxury features
AMG variants are seriously quick

CONS
Not many places to store small personal items
Punishing ride on AMG models, with little benefit to handling
Ride quality with the standard suspension isn't as comfy as we expect
Base V6's acceleration is merely adequate

By: 
edmunds.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: 
18.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
273ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
280ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
302hp
at 6 500rpm
272hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
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: 
no
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.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
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: 
189.10in
186.80in
Width: 
78.90in
74.80in
Height: 
70.70in
65.70in
Ground Clearance: 
9.10in
Front Track: 
65.90in
Rear Track: 
66.70in
Wheel Base: 
114.80in
108.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
41.60in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
38.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
59.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.40in
56.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
80.30cu.ft
79.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7200lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.20cu.ft
31.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4751.00lbs
3790.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
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: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
6-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Bucket Front Seats
Leatherette
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
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
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: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
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: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Remote sunroof operation
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.5-In
19 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
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: 
Emergency braking preparation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
2 Front Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
4-Wheel ABS
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Emergency Service
Brake Drying
3 Rear Headrests
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: 
Night Package
Premium 2 Package
Premium 3 Package
Accessory Chrome Package
Designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa Leather Package
AMG Line Exterior
Designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa Leather Package
Parking Assist Package
Premium 1 Package
ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM Package
AMG Line Interior
Exterior Options: 
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Wheel Locks
Soft Close Doors
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
Illuminated Grille Star
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
20" AMG 5-Spoke W/Black Accents
Panorama Sunroof
20" AMG 5-Spoke Titanium Grey
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Laminated Windshield And Front Side Windows (SPC)
20" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Multi-Contour Front Seats w/Massage
Designo Porcelain DINAMICA Headliner
Designo Black DINAMICA Headliner
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
3-Zone Climate Control
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated Rear Seats
Cabin-air Purification System
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Ventilated Front Seats
Crystal Grey Headliner
Front Sport Seats
Porcelain Headliner
10-Way Power Passenger Seat (SPC)
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Lockable Storage Compartment (SPC)
MB-TEX Wrapped Dashboard (SPC)
Harman/Kardon Sound System
Black Headliner
10-Way Power Passenger Seat (SPC)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Black w/Grey Stitching Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#070707
Espresso Brown/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#5B5250
Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#DAD3CF
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
#191919
Espresso, premium leather
#4F3934
Graystone, premium leather
#8D8A83
Parchment, premium leather
#D4C2A0