2019 Acura MDX vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Where luxury SUVs are concerned, Acura and Mercedes-Benz have some of the most sought-after models. Each brand has multiple SUV and crossover options to choose from, allowing drivers to find the model that best suits their lifestyle and budget. To help you make a well-informed buying decision, we are putting the base models for the 2019 Acura MDX and 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE head-to-head in a detailed comparison.

In terms of performance, both the MDX and GLE come standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. While the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers slightly more power, the Acura MDX excels in terms of fuel efficiency. The MDX also comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission, while the GLE has a 7-speed automatic.

2019 Acura MDX Base


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

$44,300* Starting MSRP $52,200
290-horsepower, 3.5L V6 Base Engine 302-horsepower, 3.5L V6
7 passengers Seating Capacity 5 passengers
90.9 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Volume 80.3 cubic feet
On the inside, each SUV offers a comfortable cabin for riders to enjoy. While the Acura MDX offers seating for seven passengers and a larger maximum cargo volume, the GLE has room for only five and a smaller space for cargo. Both models offer multiple audio listening options, such as a CD player and an auxiliary audio port, as well as Bluetooth compatibility, heated front seats, and a sunroof. The 2019 MDX adds standard features, like adaptive cruise control, leather seats (compared to leatherette material in the GLE), and LED headlights, as opposed to halogen lights.

Test Drive the 2019 Acura MDX in the Bay Area, CA

If you’re leaning more toward the 2019 Acura MDX, we certainly don’t blame you! While the Mercedes-Benz GLE is an outstanding vehicle, there’s just so much more to love about the MDX. On top of the elements mentioned above, the Acura MDX offers multiple package options, including A-Spec, Advance Package, Entertainment Package, and Technology Package, in order to give shoppers exactly what they’re looking for. Get in touch with our team at Marin Acura to learn more or schedule a test drive.
*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.