Compare 2009 Dodge Durango vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2009 Dodge Durango
2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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2WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SE 14 20 $25,806 $28,130
2WD 4-Door SLT 14 20 $28,596 $31,265
4WD 4-Door SE 13 19 $28,780 $31,410
4WD 4-Door SLT 13 19 $31,570 $34,545
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $34,203 $37,565
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $36,234 $39,785
4WD 4-Door Limited Hybrid 20 22 $40,911 $45,040
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RWD 4-Door 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 3.5L 16 21 $41,478 $44,600
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 20 $43,803 $47,100
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L BlueTEC 18 24 $45,198 $48,600
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 18 $51,894 $55,800
4MATIC 4-Door 6.3L AMG 11 15 $83,793 $90,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,806
$41,478
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,130
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$469 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
It ain’t cheap, but the 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class deserves its place atop the luxury SUV echelon.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 59.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
34.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
48.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 59.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
39.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.7 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.6 132.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
74.3 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
119.2 114.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
39.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.0 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
200.8 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.4 29.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
102.4 72.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.1 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.1 13.0 x 1.3
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)
13.8 x .87 13.0 x 0.45
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
27 25.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.86 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 37.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.62
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
385 460
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3850 4600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4478 4632
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 19 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.2 10
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/226 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Trans Type
4 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.86
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.92 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.92
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Dodge Durango Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle 4-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3

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