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2015 Acura RDX vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Review

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Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RDX than in the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura RDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Acura RDX, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura RDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Acura RDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura RDX, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Drivetrain
The Acura RDX has much lower torque than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura RDX has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RDX greatly out-muscles the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. The Acura RDX has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Warranty
The Acura RDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

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2015 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $34,895 - $36,295

2014 Mercedes-Benz
GLK-Class

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MSRP*: $37,480 - $39,480
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.60% --
City MPG: 19 - 20 19 - 24
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 25 - 33
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $32,777 - $34,073 $34,856 - $36,716

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