Compare 2012 Acura ZDX vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2012 Acura ZDX
2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $42,691 $46,120
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 23 $46,809 $50,620
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 23 $52,346 $56,670
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4MATIC 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $45,561 $48,990
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 20 27 $46,956 $50,490
4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 15 20 $53,559 $57,590
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 14 18 $88,341 $94,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,691
$45,561
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,120
$48,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$769 / month
$817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class is improved in nearly way, and remains one of the most luxurious and secure choices for families not needing a third row of seats.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 40.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.2 132.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.7 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.3 36.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 75.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
55.8 71.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 12.8 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 27.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/50R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 1080
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4424 4751
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 302 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.86
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Acura ZDX Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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