Compare 2008 Cadillac SRX vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2008 Cadillac SRX
2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4-Door V6 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door V6 AWD 14 22 $35,628 $38,105
4-Door V6 RWD 15 22 $35,628 $38,105
4-Door V8 AWD 13 20 $42,173 $45,105
4-Door V8 RWD 13 20 $42,173 $45,105
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 20 $40,920 $44,000
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $41,850 $45,000
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 18 $49,058 $52,750
4MATIC 4-Door 6.3L AMG 11 14 $80,910 $87,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,628
$40,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,105
$44,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$635 / month
$733 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Cadillac SRX is handsome and capable, but poor fuel economy and a small third-row seat cut into its usefulness. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is an appealing SUV with good road manners and a lofty price tag.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
- TBD - -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
41.0 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 107
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 75.2
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
19.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
194.9 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.2 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.8 71.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
19.2 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
116.4 114.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 64.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 188.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.4 29.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.5 72.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x 1.26 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.02 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 25.1
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr speed-sensitive Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 40.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P235/65HR17 P255/50R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
Q15 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR17 P255/50R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
Q15 NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 7200
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 720
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2082 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2082 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4705
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6500 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 2800 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
LY7 NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5L/213
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.02 - TBD -
Drivetrain
RWD 4-Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.21 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 7
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.90
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac SRX Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Arm Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type
- TBD - -

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