New Acura 2021 Acura MDX vs Mercedes-Benz GLE for Sale in Mobile, AL

December 19th, 2020 by
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Making the right choice when it comes to your next luxury vehicle can be a difficult one. After all, with so many different cutting-edge features out there on the market today for both safety and infotainment, what are you really getting for your hard-earned money? Two of the heavyweights in luxury vehicles are Acura and Mercedes-Benz. While each is known for producing some truly prodigious vehicles, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to comparing them side by side. Take a closer look at two of the vehicles these manufacturers offer, the 2021 Acura MDX and Mercedes-Benz GLE, and learn about a few of the differences that can be found when comparing the two.

Power and Response

If you love to drive, knowing what you have to work with underneath the hood makes a big difference when it comes to power and response. With that in mind, the 2021 Acura MDX features a powerful 3.5-liter V6 gas engine. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE comes with a standard 2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 gas engine. Both of these SUVs come with a 9-Speed automatic transmission, and the MDX features a front wheel drivetrain while the GLE comes with a rear wheel drive configuration. When it comes to fuel efficiency, both vehicles come in relatively close with the MDX giving you an EPA estimated 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway compared to the GLE’s 19 and 26, respectively.

It All Starts with the Starting Price

If you are shopping for a new luxury SUV, you probably have considered the budget into the equation. One of the benefits of knowing your budget is knowing what you can and cannot afford. While both Acura and Mercedes-Benz offer some great vehicles, getting the most value for your hard-earned money is important. Speaking of starting price, the 2021 Acura MDX is offered at an MSRP starting price of around $44,500. The Mercedes-Benz GLE, on the other hand, starts off significantly higher at around $54,750. While this number serves as a baseline for basic models, knowing that you can add, customize, and choose with a buffer makes the Acura a great option for everyone wanting more features for less of their hard-earned money.

Smarter, Safer, Longer

Did you know that the 2021 Acura MDX features a US NHTSA crash test result of a five star rating? The Mercedes-Benz GLE, on the other hand, has not received a rating yet at this point. Both models feature a manufacturer’s basic warranty of 4 Years or 50,000 Miles with the exception being that the Acura gives you the added benefit of a longer warranty for your drivetrain of 6 Years or 70,000 Miles and 5 Years and unlimited miles for your corrosion protection warranty. While a warranty may not seem like a big thing at the start, getting that peace of mind knowing that you are covered longer and stronger with the Acura should be a big consideration when choosing between the two.

Making the Right Choice Easy

After you have done the legwork and decided on which vehicle is the right one for you on paper, the next thing to do is get behind the wheel and see if it truly stacks up to everything that it claims to offer. At Joe Bullard Acura, we can help you get a firsthand look at the 2021 Acura MDX and what makes it superior to the Mercedes-Benz GLE both on paper and on the road. Right now, you can browse our selection online, stop by our easy-to-find lot, or message us online to learn more about the vehicles and services that we have to offer. Joe Bullard Acura is your source for quality, affordable vehicles and outstanding service.

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