Acura RLX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

Majestic Black Pearl
VS
Black

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$36,405 - $39,740
Not Available

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.86 / 5
7 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
362 - 621 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L 24
4.0L V8 Biturbo
4.0L Biturbo V8
6.0L V12 Biturbo
6.0L SOHC Bi
3.0L V6 Biturbo
6.0L SOHC Biturbo 36

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Not Available
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
41.4 - 41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 in.
37.7 - 42.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.8 in.
33.4 - 43 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
36.7 - 39.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 cu. ft.
7 - 18.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

AC

AC
Not Available
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
115.9 - 132.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.5 ft.
39 - 40.4 ft.

Length

Length
198.1 in.
198.9 - 214.7 in.

Width

Width
74.4 in.
74.8 - 75.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3977 .lbs
4564 - 5296 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
362 - 621 hp

Torque

Torque
272 ft. lbs.
369 - 738 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
20.7 - 24.3 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 15 mpg
7 - 11 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
13 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
21 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available
Optional

Safety Features

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
Not Available
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Acura RLX
Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
4MATIC Cabriolet, 4MATIC Coupe, 4MATIC Sedan, Cabriolet, Coupe, Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Compact Cars - Large Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4 - 5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
102.1 ft³.
Not Available

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3977 lbs.
4564 - 5296 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23
16 - 22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 mpg.
13 - 19 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 mpg.
21 - 28 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/212
3.0 L/182, 4.0 L/243, 6.0 L/365

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection - Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
10
7 - 9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25
4.34, 4.38, 5.50

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27
2.86, 2.89, 3.33

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19
1.92 - 2.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60
1.37 - 1.66

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30
1.00 - 1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.82 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97
3.42 - 4.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.61
2.47 - 2.65

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6
8.0, 8.1, 8.4, 8.8, 8.9, 9.3, 9.8, 11.0, 11.1

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
150

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19
P225/40HR19, P225/45HR19, P245/40YR20, P245/45HR19, P245/45YR19, P245/50HR18, P255/35HR19, P255/40YR20

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19
P225/40HR19, P245/35HR19, P245/50HR18, P275/35YR20, P275/40HR19, P275/40YR19, P285/30HR19, P285/35YR20

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Not Available

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 - 19 X 8 in.
18 X 8 - 20 X 9.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 - 19 X 8 in.
18 X 8 - 20 X 9.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Not Available

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged 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
40.5 ft.
39 - 40.4 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.
13.2 - 16.5 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
11.8 - 14.4 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal.
20.7 - 24.3 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 in.
37.7 - 42.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
41.4 - 41.7 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
59.6 in.
57 - 59.7 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.9 in.
60.6 - 61.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
36.7 - 39.2 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.8 in.
33.4 - 43 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
57 in.
49.5 - 59.1 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
54.5 in.
53.1 - 61.5 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
115.9 - 132.6 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
198.1 in.
198.9 - 214.7 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.4 in.
74.8 - 75.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.7 in.
55.6 - 59 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.3 in.
63 - 64.7 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.2 in.
63.2 - 64.9 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
3.8 in.
4.5 - 5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 ft³.
7 - 18.7 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78
0.73 - 0.86

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65
0.72

Model Group

Model Group
RLX
Maybach S 560, Maybach S 650, S-Class

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High
Luxury High - Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
3.0, 4.0, 6.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
SOHC
DOHC - SOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
6, 8, 12

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
3 - 4