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 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 Acura MDX

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE in Red vs 2018 Acura MDX in White

Capable, athletic, and stylish, the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV offers thrilling performance and plenty of features to enhance the drive. See how the mid-size SUV stacks up against another popular luxury model with this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 Acura MDX comparison. 

If you're in the market for a luxury vehicle, why compromise just because of the price? Yes, the Acura MDX is more affordable than the Mercedes-Benz GLE--but this indicates that the GLE has many more standard features to offer. The GLE also delivers a more exciting drive, as both of its engines achieve more horsepower than the MDX's one engine option. The GLE can also tow much more weight than the MDX, so you can take along more for the ride. 

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2018 Acura MDX

$52,200* Starting MSRP $44,200

302-hp 3.5L V6 or

436-hp 3.0L V6 biturbo + PHEV motor

Engine Specs

& Horsepower

290-hp 3.5L V6
18 city / 23 highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 20 city / 27 highway

38.2 - 80.3 cubic feet

6,600 pounds

Max Cargo Volume

& Towing Capacity

15.8 - 90.9 cubic feet

& 3,500 pounds

2018 GLE SUV Packages and Accessories

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV offers plenty of ways to personalize it to make it your own. With several accessory options and twelve packages to choose from, adapting the GLE to fit your lifestyle is easy and affordable. Some of the optional accessories include floor mat trays, a folding table, mud flaps, wheel hub inserts, and many more. The available packages, ranging from styling packages to safety packages, offer upgrades in various areas throughout the SUV. 

Key packages offered on the 2018 GLE SUV include the following: 

  • mbrace® Connect | Enables remote vehicle access via smartphone and computer
  • AMG® Line Exterior | Adds AMG® body styling and 20" AMG® 5-spoke wheels
  • Night Package | Includes the AMG® Night Package and adds gloss black exterior accents and 20" AMG® 5-spoke wheels
  • Parking Assist Package | Adds Parking Pilot and a Surround View System
  • Premium Packages (1, 2 & 3) | These expansive packages add several premium and advanced features

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead for details.

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