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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: $57,645

Acura MDX Advance   
Difference: $30,670

Lowest Total Invoice: $54,153

Acura MDX Advance   
Difference: $28,054

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182018
ModelMDXGLSGLS
TrimAdvanceGLS450GLS550
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $54,650 $69,550 $94,950
Base Invoice $51,284 $64,682 $88,304
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 1,375
Premium 1 Package   3,830  
Parking Assist Package   1,290  
Lighting Package   1,390  
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   1,950 1,950
Heated steering wheel   250 250
Leather seating surfaces   1,620  
Heated second row seats   620 620
Cooled or ventilated front seats   570  
Power release, second row seats   400 400
Sunshades, second row   380 380
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 1,279
Premium 1 Package   3,562  
Parking Assist Package   1,200  
Lighting Package   1,293  
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   1,814 1,814
Heated steering wheel   233 233
Leather seating surfaces   1,507  
Heated second row seats   577 577
Cooled or ventilated front seats   530  
Power release, second row seats   372 372
Sunshades, second row   353 353
Metallic paint (extra cost)   670  
Options (change) 2,000 17,770 4,975
Options (change) 1,874 16,530 4,628
Destination 995 995 995
Total Price $57,645 $88,315 $100,920
Total Invoice $54,153 $82,207 $93,927

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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: $24,865
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $22,650
Model Year201820182018
ModelMDXGLSGLS
TrimAdvanceGLS450GLS550
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp I6362hp V6449hp V8
TransmissionT9T9T9
DrivetrainFWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)546, 1280, 8830, 14
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/50-20275/55-19295/40-21
Total Price$57,645$88,315$100,920
Adjustments for Features0-5,805-7,495
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$57,645$82,510$93,425
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$10,915
Total Invoice$54,153$82,207$93,927
Adjustments for Features0-5,404-6,976
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$54,153$76,803$86,951
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$10,148

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Features Comparison: Acura MDX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS

Model Year201820182018
ModelMDXGLSGLS
TrimAdvanceGLS450GLS550
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1400$1400$1400
FWD$0  
AWD $1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0  
Display key$50  
Heated / cooled cup holders, front row  $75
Power door closers  $300
Power flip-out rear side windows $125$125
Remote app $25$25
Remote climate control $25$25
Remote start$150  
Remote start via app $75$75
Semi-automated parking system $500$500
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0$0
Blind spot collision prevention $150$150
Collision preparation system, rear $100$100
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system $0$0
Driver drowsiness monitor $150$150
Hill descent control $250$250
Rear side airbags $300$300
Temporary spare tire $150$150
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100  
Trailer sway control $25$25
Wide-view front camera$150  
Wide-view rear camera$0  
Cargo Management 
Aluminum roof rails $250$250
Cargo cover $75$75
Cargo net  $40
Overhead sunglass holder$25  
Roof rails$250  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Additional screen for entertainment system$200  
Automatic air recirculation $100$100
Aux input$50  
DVD-compatible player $0$0
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens $1200$1200
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted$1000  
HDMI port$25  
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15$15
In-vehicle Internet $150$150
Navigation map updates, three years $0$0
SD Card slot $25$25
Surround sound$250 $250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$200  
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $225$225
Wi-Fi hotspot $50$50
Exterior 
Rear bumper protector $40$40
Running boards  $350
Wheel-lip moldings  $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Adaptive headlights $200$200
Analog clock $25$25
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75  
Fog light, rear $100$100
Fog lights$125  
Interior ambient lighting$150  
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150$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$200
Leather door panel trim$250  
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats $200$200
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75  
Massage, driver seat  $100
Massage, passenger seat  $100
Memory system, passenger seat $150$150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150$150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150$150
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat $50$50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat $50$50
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100  
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat  $100
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat  $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat  $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Power-folding third row seats $1000$1000
Upholstered instrument panel $300$300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500$500
Adaptive dampers - mechanical$100  
Air suspension, auto-leveling and height adjustable $1000$1000
Crosswind stabilization $50$50
Total Value of Features$5,575$11,380$13,070
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$5,805$7,495
Value of Feature Adjustments0-5,404-6,976

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Specifications Comparison: Acura MDX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS

Model Year20182018
ModelMDXGLS
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase111.0 in121.1 in
Length196.2 in202.0 in
Width77.2 in76.1 in
Height67.4 in72.8 in
Curb Weight4,002 lb.5,401 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.5 gal.26.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.1 in41.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.1 in58.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.5 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom41.4 in40.3 in
Row 2 Headroom38.3 in40.0 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room59.1 in58.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room57.8 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom36.6 in38.5 in
Row 3 Headroom35.6 in38.9 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room54.7 in50.5 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.6 in0.0 in
Row 3 Legroom28.1 in35.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
15.0 ft316.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
38.4 ft349.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
68.4 ft393.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
Acura MDX Advance

Entertainment Package
FeatureValueRequested?
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
FeatureValueRequested?
Rear air vents with automatic controls150Yes
Rear HVAC unit400Yes
Total Requested550100%
Total Not Requested00%
Leather seating surfaces
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats200No
Total Requested90082%
Total Not Requested20018%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Speed limit information0No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist400Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Blind spot collision prevention150No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed700Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Total Requested205089%
Total Not Requested25011%
Premium 1 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
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
App support100Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested189074%
Total Not Requested65026%
Parking Assist Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Around view cameras300Yes
Total Requested70058%
Total Not Requested50042%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
iPod integration100Yes
LED headlights1000Yes
Adaptive headlights200No
Total Requested130087%
Total Not Requested20013%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz GLS GLS550

Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Speed limit information0No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist400Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Blind spot collision prevention150No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed700Yes
Total Requested165087%
Total Not Requested25013%

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