Compare 2003 Acura MDX vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2003 Acura MDX
2003 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4-Door SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 17 23 $32,161 $35,700
4-Door SUV Touring Pkg 17 23 $34,501 $38,300
4-Door SUV Touring Pkg RES 17 23 $35,852 $39,800
4-Door SUV Touring Pkg w/Navigation System 17 23 $36,482 $40,500
4-Door SUV Touring Pkg RES w/Navigation System 17 23 $37,832 $42,000
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4-Door AWD 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 3.2L 14 17 $34,038 $36,600
4-Door AWD 3.7L 14 17 $34,364 $36,950
4-Door AWD 5.0L 13 16 $42,176 $45,350
4-Door AWD 5.5L AMG 13 17 $61,287 $65,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,161
$34,038
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,700
$36,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$610 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.9 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
161.5 105
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.2 58.2
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Leg Room (in)
29.3 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 182.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 71.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 111.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.0 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.6 34.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.5 81.2
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.85 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 0.4 11.22 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 - TBD -
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.22 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4420 4786
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 11.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 115
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 5750 215 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 3500-5000 229 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.023 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.531 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.889 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.566 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.375 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.729 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - 2.64
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.693 3.93
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/L-Arm w/Torsion Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arm w/Coil Springs

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