2022 Acura MDX vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 | NewCars.com

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2022 Acura MDX vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 Review

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2022 Acura
MDX

MSRP*: $48,000 to $72,050
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2022 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 350

MSRP*: $56,150 to $58,650
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MPG - City 17 - 19 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 26 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 95.0 ft3 Info not available
Engine
  • 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 355-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 290 - 355 hp 255 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 5,950 - 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 198.4 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width 78.7 in 76.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 40.9 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 39.6 in

*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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura MDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Acura MDX, 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). The Acura MDX is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura MDX, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Acura MDX. The Acura MDX has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura MDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.