2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2020 Acura MDX 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
  290 255
  7 passengers 5 passengers
Cargo Space *
  90.9 cu. ft. 74.9 cu. ft.

2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Serving Ridgeland, MS

For the last several decades, Jackson’s luxury SUV shoppers have debated between the Acura MDX and the Mercedes-Benz GLE. These midsize luxury crossover SUVs both reflect the benefits of significant updates that have been made within the last few years. While these three-row SUVs are in the same automotive class, their differences become apparent after you directly compare them to each other.


The Acura MDX for 2020 has a sophisticated feel throughout the exterior. Its personality is immediately portrayed at the front end, which has a pentagon grille that trends directly into a pointed nose. The grille’s backing has a star-like, radiating appearance. Metallic accents run through the lower-front panel and along with the lower-side trims. Some of the MDX trims for 2020 have up to 20-inch wheels, integrated signals in the side mirrors, fog lamps, a sunroof, and other features. The Mercedes-Benz GLE for 2020 has a comparable profile with a distinctive front-end design. The rectangular grille has rounded corners. The LED headlights are separated from the grille and have a relatively horizontal stance.


The geometric styling on the front end of the MDX extends inside the cabin. The dashboard shows off a diamond-like center stack with air vents that angle outward sharply on the sides of the stacked display screens. These screens control equipment like the integrated smart device apps, the premium audio system, the navigation system, and more. Additional features in the MDX for 2020 include a multi-zone auto climate control system, a wireless charging station, a rotary gear selector, a push-button ignition, a rear entertainment system, a blind spot detector, and more. Inside the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, on the other hand, the full flow of the dashboard is based on horizontal elements. The display screens for the infotainment system equipment and the driver’s gauges are directly integrated. Additional equipment in the GLE for 2020 includes ambient lighting, Bluetooth tech, a command controller, easy access into the third row, and other gear.


The pronounced differences between these two models are magnified when you compare their performance abilities. The 3.0-liter hybrid engine in the base MDX trim level produces 321 horsepower. It is connected to a seven-speed automatic and dual-clutch transmission, all-wheel drive, a sport shifter, and more. The base engine for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, on the other hand, is a 2.0-liter turbo, 255-horsepower engine. All-wheel drive is available with this powertrain in a higher trim level. Both of these models are available with different performance-based equipment at higher trim levels.

Our Acura of Jackson sales associates can demonstrate the MDX’s many standard features and options when you drop by soon. To arrange your test drive experience with our Acura team, call our dealership today.

* Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.