Mercedes-Benz M-Class vs. Acura MDX
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class has long been one of the most respected names in the luxury utility segment. But as competitors continue reveal new models to challenge the M-Class, drivers have more options each year. While quality models like the Acura MDX have entered the fold, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class remains one of the most sought-after vehicles in the utility vehicle realm. And with the recent arrival of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class at Loeber Motors, the M-Class continues to distance itself from the competition. To help show what separates two of the top vehicles in this class, we’ll compare the Mercedes-Benz M-Class vs. Acura MDX.
For comparison’s sake, we’ll look at the similarly priced 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML350 and the 2014 Acura MDX 3.5L with the Technology Package.
Both vehicles house a 3.5-liter V-6, but you’ll experience more horsepower behind the wheel of the ML350, which yields 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The Acura MDX falls short of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class in terms of power with engine output ratings of 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque.
That additional power contributes to the M-Class’ superior utility. Capable of towing up to 7,200 pounds with a max payload of more than 1,500 pounds, the ML350 can tow nearly 4,000 pounds more than the MDX.
There are a lot of features that make the 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class more luxurious than the Acura MDX, but the upscale interior all starts with abundant space. While the MDX sports three rows and the the M-Class seats two, rear seat passengers have two inches of additional space. Additionally, the ML350’s 38 cubic feet of cargo space dwarfs the 14.8 of the Acura MDX.
Although the two utility vehicles differ in terms of seats, they share many characteristics and are usually on our customers’ short list of luxury utility vehicles. Those looking for strong utility features and a spacious interior that is comfortable for adults in both the front and rear seats, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class outclasses the Acura MDX.
Experience the ML350 for yourself at Loeber Motors by scheduling a test drive online. You also can take a virtual tour of the models on our lot.