Compare 2014 Audi SQ5 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2014 Audi SQ5
2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 23 $48,268 $51,900
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 16 23 $48,268 $51,900
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RWD 4-Door ML350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 18 24 $44,445 $47,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,268
$44,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,900
$47,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$865 / month
$797 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
For active families who need to tow a boat or occasionally head off-pavement–but don't need a third row–the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellence vehicle choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 58.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 38.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 -
Second Head Room (in)
39 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 58.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
183 189.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.3 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 114.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 64.7
Liftover Height (in)
27.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.1 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.1 38.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45WR20 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45WR20 P255/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 660
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 660
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 6600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 6600
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4400 6600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4409 4652
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 19 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
346 @ 4000 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
354 @ 6000 302 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Audi SQ5 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 9.2 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5.0 (Est)
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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