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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 Acura MDX

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

When it comes to midsize crossovers, drivers expect a lot. When it comes to luxury midsize crossovers, drivers expect even more. If you're currently in the market for a luxury midsize SUV with plenty of versatility, options, and style, look no further than the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE. The team here at Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi is committed to helping you make the most informed decision possible, so we put together a comparison of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs the 2018 Acura MDX.

If you look at the chart below, you'll see that the GLE has a higher starting price than its Acura counterpart. This may turn some drivers off, but the extra money gets drivers a huge roster of premium standard features that require upgrades to access in the Acura MDX lineup. Furthermore, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE lineup maximizes available cargo space and towing capacity with the lineup's wide variety of powertrain and interior options. Keep reading below for more information!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE


2018 Acura MDX

6,600 lbs Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs

3.5-Liter V6 Engine or 3.6-Liter Biturbo Engine with PHEV Motor

Engine Options

3.5-Liter V6 Engine
302 horsepower; 273 lb-ft of torque  Base Engine Output 290 horsepower; 267 lb-ft of torque




2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Premium Standard Features

When comparing SUVs in the luxury class, brand plays an important role for many drivers. Established in 1926, Mercedes-Benz has long been known as one of the foremost brands on roads across the world. How does this translate to the midsize SUV market? Well, for one, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has a higher MSRP but allows drivers to access a number of premium features as standard. With a more powerful entry-level engine and a much higher available towing capacity, the GLE lineup is where beauty meets brawn. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV also features a number of premium features as standard across the lineup. These features include:

  • Heated seating
  • Leatherette-trimmed seating
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Adaptive Braking Technology
  • ... and so much more!

*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 South Mississippi for details.