2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2016 Acura MDX

The Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV is an all-new model for the 2016 model year. As the replacement for the M-Class, it faces competition similar to what the outgoing model faced, with vehicles like the Acura MDX, BMW X5, and Audi Q7 battling for the attention of consumers in this category. While there are a number of options, we'll specifically take a look at the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2016 Acura MDX. More acurately, we'll be comparing the GLE350 vs. MDX base model, unless otherwise specified. 

Under the hood, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 and 2016 Acura MD both get their power from a 3.5-liter V-6. The GLE-Class SUV gets the nod in terms of power with ratings of 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque compared to the 290 HP and 267 pound-feet from the MDX. While power is one of the key contributing factors, it is a good starting point for anyone considering the two vehicles.


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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 VS 2016 Acura MDX
3.5L V-6 Engine 3.5L V-6
302 HP / 273 lb-ft Torque Power Ratings 290 HP / 267 lb-ft
Available AWD Available
6 Driving Modes N/A

Key Differences Between 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV and Acura MDX

Car shoppers will have a multitude of options within the Mercedes-Benz G-Class range, ranging from diesel and hybrid models to performance-focused AMG and AMG Sport variations. While the MDX offers a number of features and packages, there is just a single engine option, limiting the performance and efficiency enhancements that the GLE-Class offers. 

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class also comes with six driving modes, which is not an available feature on the MDX. Through Dynamic Select, there are six drive programs, which include Individual, Comfort, Slippery and Sport in the base configuration, with two additional off-road focused settings on 4MATIC models. 

Although the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2016 Acura MDX comparison is close in certain areas, the GLE is expected to be a class-leading option. Start your comparison by scheduling a test drive in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV at Loeber Motors. 

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2016 Acura MDX Interior Comparison

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