Compare 2004 Cadillac XLR vs 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2004 Cadillac XLR
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $69,731 $75,385
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $82,584 $88,800
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,731
$82,584
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,385
$88,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1256 / month
$1480 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.0
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 50.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
50.4 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.3 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.61 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.7 178.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 max 4.4 min 10.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.0 11.8 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)
12.8 x 1.3 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 21
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 36.2
Steering Type
Speed-sensitive Pwr Rack-and-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 255/40WR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 285/35WR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3647 4065
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 4400 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
LH2 NA
Displacement
4.6L/279 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 6400 302 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.02 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.86
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.92
Trans Type
5 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Conv 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Cadillac XLR Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
SLA double wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA double wishbone w/Coil Springs

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