Compare 2005 Ford Excursion vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2005 Ford Excursion
2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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137" WB 5.4L XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
137" WB 5.4L XLS N/A N/A $33,140 $38,035
137" WB 6.8L XLS N/A N/A $33,642 $38,625
137" WB 5.4L XLT N/A N/A $33,990 $39,035
137" WB 6.8L XLT N/A N/A $34,492 $39,625
137" WB 6.8L XLS Limo N/A N/A $35,172 $40,425
137" WB 5.4L 4WD XLS N/A N/A $35,941 $41,330
137" WB 6.8L 4WD XLS N/A N/A $35,941 $41,330
137" WB 5.4L Eddie Bauer N/A N/A $36,642 $42,155
137" WB 5.4L 4WD XLT N/A N/A $36,791 $42,330
137" WB 6.8L 4WD XLT N/A N/A $36,791 $42,330
137" WB 6.8L Eddie Bauer N/A N/A $37,148 $42,750
137" WB 5.4L Limited N/A N/A $37,785 $43,500
137" WB 6.0L XLS N/A N/A $37,840 $43,565
137" WB 6.8L Limited N/A N/A $38,291 $44,095
137" WB 6.0L XLT N/A N/A $38,690 $44,565
137" WB 6.8L 4WD Eddie Bauer N/A N/A $39,311 $45,295
137" WB 6.0L 4WD XLS N/A N/A $40,394 $46,570
137" WB 6.8L 4WD Limited N/A N/A $40,454 $46,640
137" WB 6.0L 4WD XLT N/A N/A $40,985 $47,265
137" WB 6.0L Eddie Bauer N/A N/A $41,347 $47,690
137" WB 6.0L Limited N/A N/A $42,486 $49,030
137" WB 6.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer N/A N/A $43,506 $50,230
137" WB 6.0L 4WD Limited N/A N/A $44,644 $51,570
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L 15 18 $35,294 $37,950
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L 14 17 $43,152 $46,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,140
$35,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,035
$37,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$634 / month
$633 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 15 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Tri-Panel -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
52.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
67.0 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
67.5 55.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
64.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.5 38.0
Passenger Capacity
9 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
66.9 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
68.3 58.2
Third Leg Room (in)
39.0 -
Second Head Room (in)
41.1 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 105.0
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
37.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
55.8 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
36.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
226.7 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
77.2 71.7
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
37.3 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
52.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
137.1 111.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.9 72.4
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.4
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 182.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
100.7 34.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
100.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
146.4 81.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
48.0 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
64.0 - TBD -
Brakes
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)
12.80 x .47 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x .47 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
44 23.0
Fuel Tank Location
Aft-of-axle -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
49.6 19.5
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.6 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
46.8 39.0
Steering Type
Power Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.62
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
664 -
Spare Tire Size
LT265/75R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T46 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3000 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T46 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
664 -
Rear Tire Size
LT265/75R16 255/60HR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
664 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3000 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T46 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
3000 -
Front Tire Size
LT265/75R16 255/60HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6100 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
610 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3950 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
13000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3069 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8600 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
5250 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
3611 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4819
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
26.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 115
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
350 @ 2500 254 @ 3000-4500
Engine Order Code
99L NA
Displacement
5.4L/330 3.7L/227
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 4500 232 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 2.19
Trans Order Code
44E NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.71 3.59
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.64
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18 3.14
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.7
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Excursion Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Code
137" WB -
Body Style
4 door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.36 8.0
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
7000 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3950 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
Twin I-Beam -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4700 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf, Single-stage Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 8.0
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
5250 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Standard -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder w/BlockerBeam -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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