Acura RDX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

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Kryptonite Green Metallic

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$29,619 - $34,246
$32,058 - $36,311

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.53 / 5
55 Reviews
4.71 / 5
28 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
279 hp
208 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L SOHC V6 24V i
2.0L I

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 in.
38.3 - 40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.3 in.
27.3 - 33.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.1 in.
38.2 - 38.4 in.

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Not Available
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.7 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.9 ft.
38.8 ft.

Width

Width
73.7 in.
71 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3737 .lbs
3296 - 3428 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
279 hp
208 hp

Torque

Torque
252 ft. lbs.
258 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 .lbs
Not Available

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 .lbs
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16 gal.
14.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 14 mpg
12 - 16 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
23 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
31 mpg

Safety Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Acura RDX
Mercedes-Benz GLA

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
4MATIC - Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Small Station Wagon

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
103.5 ft³.
Not Available

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3737 lbs.
3296 - 3428 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 mpg.
26 - 27 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 mpg.
23 - 24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 mpg.
31 - 33 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs.
Not Available

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs.
Not Available

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs.
Not Available

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs.
Not Available

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
1500 lbs.
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/212
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
7

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36
3.86

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09
2.43

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48
1.54

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06
1.05

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75
0.78

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56
0.61

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27
3.37

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25
4.60

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550
Not Available

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7
6.5 - 6.8

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130
115

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18
P225/40WR18 - P235/45WR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18
P225/40WR18 - P235/45WR19

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Not Available

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in.
18 - 19 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in.
18 - 19 X 8 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Not Available

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Not Available

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.9 ft.
38.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in.
12.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in.
11.6 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16 gal.
14.8 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 in.
38.3 - 40 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
41.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.7 in.
54.8 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.7 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.1 in.
38.2 - 38.4 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.3 in.
27.3 - 33.9 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
57.2 in.
53.1 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.8 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.7 in.
106.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.7 in.
71 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
65 in.
60 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
63.1 in.
60.9 - 61.8 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.4 in.
60.8 - 61.4 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in.
Not Available

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
61.3 ft³.
41.8 - 43.6 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
26.1 ft³.
17.2 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
26.1 ft³.
17.2 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
RDX
GLA

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact Luxury Sport Utility
Compact Luxury Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
SOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4