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Acura MDX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Acura MDX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $59,275

Acura MDX Advance   
Difference: $35,545

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20202021
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $56,250 $76,000
Entertainment Package 2,000  
Adaptive dampers - electrical   800
Special order charge   250
Rear air vents with automatic controls   1,450
Driver Assistance Package   2,250
Premium 1 Package   3,830
Parking Assist Package   1,290
Lighting Package   1,390
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   1,950
Heated steering wheel   250
Leather seating surfaces   1,620
Heated second row seats   620
Cooled or ventilated front seats   570
Power release, second row seats   400
Sunshades, second row   380
Metallic paint (extra cost)   720
Entertainment Package 1,874  
Adaptive dampers - electrical   744
Special order charge   233
Rear air vents with automatic controls   1,349
Driver Assistance Package   2,093
Premium 1 Package   3,562
Parking Assist Package   1,200
Lighting Package   1,293
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   1,814
Heated steering wheel   233
Leather seating surfaces   1,507
Heated second row seats   577
Cooled or ventilated front seats   530
Power release, second row seats   372
Sunshades, second row   353
Metallic paint (extra cost)   670
Options (change) 2,000 17,770
Options (change) 1,874 16,530
Destination 1,025 1,050
Total Price $59,275 $94,820

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Acura MDX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Acura MDX Advance
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $29,740
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $13,605
Model Year20202021
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp I6362hp I6 H
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)546, 1280, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/50-20275/50-20
Total Price$59,275$94,820
Adjustments for Features0-5,805
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$59,275$89,015

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Features Comparison: Acura MDX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS

Model Year20202021
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1400$1400
AWD $1700
Active noise reduction$0 
Display key$50 
Power flip-out rear side windows $125
Remote app $25
Remote climate control $25
Remote start$150 
Remote start via app $75
Semi-automated parking system $500
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Blind spot collision prevention $150
Collision preparation system, rear $100
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system $0
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Hill descent control $250
Rear side airbags $300
Temporary spare tire $150
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100 
Trailer sway control $25
Wide-view front camera$150 
Wide-view rear camera$0 
Cargo Management 
Aluminum roof rails $250
Cargo cover $75
Overhead sunglass holder$25 
Roof rails$250 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Additional screen for entertainment system$200 
Automatic air recirculation $100
Aux input$50 
DVD-compatible player $0
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens $1200
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted$1000 
HDMI port$25 
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
In-vehicle Internet $150
Navigation map updates, three years $0
SD Card slot $25
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$200 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $225
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Rear bumper protector $40
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Adaptive headlights $200
Analog clock $25
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75 
Fog light, rear $100
Fog lights$125 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
Spotter mirror(s)$50 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Coordinated climate control, front seats$0 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Folding third row seats$600 
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Leather door panel trim$250 
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats $200
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75 
Memory system, passenger seat $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat $50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power-folding third row seats $1000
Upholstered instrument panel $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Adaptive dampers - mechanical$100 
Air suspension, auto-leveling and height adjustable $1000
Crosswind stabilization $50
Total Value of Features$5,575$11,380
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$5,805
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,076

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Specifications Comparison: Acura MDX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS

Model Year20202021
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase111.0 in123.4 in
Length196.2 in205.0 in
Width77.2 in77.0 in
Height67.4 in71.8 in
Curb Weight4,033 lb.5,702 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.5 gal.23.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.1 in39.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.1 in59.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.5 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom41.4 in40.3 in
Row 2 Headroom38.3 in40.2 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room59.1 in58.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room57.8 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom36.6 in41.9 in
Row 3 Headroom35.6 in0.0 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room54.7 in0.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.6 in0.0 in
Row 3 Legroom28.1 in34.6 in
Cargo Volume,
15.0 ft317.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
38.4 ft342.7 ft3
Cargo Volume,
68.4 ft384.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Acura MDX Advance

Entertainment Package
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted1000Yes
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench100No
AC power outlet100Yes
Additional screen for entertainment system200No
HDMI port25No
ELS, 546W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Total Requested110062%
Total Not Requested67538%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz GLS GLS450

Rear air vents with automatic controls
Rear air vents with automatic controls150Yes
Rear HVAC unit400Yes
Total Requested550100%
Total Not Requested00%
Leather seating surfaces
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats200No
Total Requested90082%
Total Not Requested20018%
Driver Assistance Package
Speed limit information0No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist400Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed700Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Blind spot collision prevention150No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Total Requested205089%
Total Not Requested25011%
Premium 1 Package
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Memory system, passenger seat150No
Satellite radio200Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
Smartphone integration0No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable0No
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
App support100Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Media drive15Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested189074%
Total Not Requested65026%
Parking Assist Package
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Around view cameras300Yes
Total Requested70058%
Total Not Requested50042%
Lighting Package
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
iPod integration100Yes
LED headlights1000Yes
Adaptive headlights200No
Total Requested130087%
Total Not Requested20013%

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