2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 Acura MDX

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 Acura MDX

When you need a little extra power to take you on your journey, trust a luxury SUV to get the job done. Mercedes-Benz has a viable option for people like you who seek more than a typical day-to-day option. There’s a worthy competitor in Acura’s midsize SUV, but which is the better choice for someone looking for grade-A performance as well as unmatched luxury? Find out as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs 2018 Acura MDX.

Start by taking a look at the performance comparisons. The GLE 350 easily beats out the MDX with more horsepower, more torque, and a towing capacity over double of that in the MDX. Aside from that, the GLE also has over twice as much cargo space. How else do these two compare? Take a look at the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350


2018 Acura MDX Standard

$52,200 MSRP $44,200
18 city/23 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 19 city/27 hwy mpg
7 Speed Automatic Transmission 9 Speed Automatic
302 Horsepower 290
273 lb-ft Torque 267 lb-ft
7.5 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain FWD
38.2 cubic ft Cargo Volume 15.8 cubic ft
9 Number of Airbags 8
7200 Max Towing Capacity 3500 lbs
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 GLE 350

The extraordinary nature of the GLE 350 allows it to do some incredible things; aside from just performance, it also beats out its rival in a number of other key categories. While Acura is regarded as one of the more tech-savvy automakers, they’re missing a few key components that Mercedes-Benz has: PRE-SAFE® and ATTENTION ASSIST®. These safety features act as a separate set of eyes, constantly monitoring the road ahead as well as driver behavior and respond accordingly when they sense something is wrong. Additionally, the GLE 350 has a few features unavailable in the MDX, such as:

  • Genuine wood trim

  • Front power headrest

  • Front power lumbar with massage feature

  • Cooled front seats

  • Navigational aid

  • Vehicle location system

  • Electronic parking aid

  • and much more!

If you want to learn more about either of these options, get in touch with the team here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis! We’re here to answer any of your questions and provide you with honest answers so you can make the most informed decision. Give us a call or stop by today!

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