2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 | NewCars.com

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2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 Review

New 2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura
MDX

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 350

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MSRP*
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$44,500 to $61,750
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$54,250 to $56,750
Invoice* $41,774 to $57,936 $50,995 to $53,345
MPG - City 19 - 20 19
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 than in the Acura MDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura MDX, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Acura MDX or the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 MDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura MDX is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Acura MDX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura MDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Acura MDX has the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Acura MDX has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Utility
The Acura MDX has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, making the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The Acura MDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.