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2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class vs. 2013 Acura ZDX Review

Comparison Review


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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz M-Class as you will with the Acura ZDX, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Acura ZDX. 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 Mercedes-Benz M-Class and the Acura ZDX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is much slimmer than the Acura ZDX, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Acura ZDX.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Acura ZDX.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class has the same turning radius as the Acura ZDX, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is clearly the choice over the Acura ZDX for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class greatly out-muscles the Acura ZDX.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and the Acura ZDX. With the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Acura ZDX.

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

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
M-Class

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MSRP*: $47,790 - $97,250
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2013 Acura
ZDX

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MSRP*: $50,920
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 13 - 20 16
Highway MPG: 17 - 28 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $44,445 - $90,443 $47,084

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