Compare 2005 Acura MDX vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2005 Acura MDX
2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4-Door SUV AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV AT 17 23 $33,241 $36,900
4-Door SUV AT Touring 17 23 $35,784 $39,725
4-Door SUV AT RES Touring 17 23 $37,134 $41,225
4-Door SUV AT w/Navi Touring 17 23 $38,259 $42,475
4-Door SUV AT RES w/Navi Touring 17 23 $39,609 $43,975
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L 15 18 $35,294 $37,950
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L 14 17 $43,152 $46,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,241
$35,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,900
$37,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$615 / month
$633 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Third Head Room (in)
36.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.9 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
161.5 105.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.2 58.2
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
188.7 182.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 0.4 11.2 x - TBD -
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 11.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 23.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 39.0
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.22 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 19.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4451 4819
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 3500-5000 254 @ 3000-4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 5800 232 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.64
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.7
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 8.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 8.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/L-Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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