Compare 2009 Ford Expedition EL vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2009 Ford Expedition EL
2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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2WD 4-Door XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $35,233 $38,370
4WD 4-Door XLT 12 17 $37,843 $41,270
2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 20 $39,033 $42,830
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $41,338 $45,660
4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 17 $41,628 $45,730
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $43,064 $47,600
4WD 4-Door Limited 12 17 $43,919 $48,560
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 17 $45,645 $50,500
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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
$35,233
$41,478
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,370
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$640 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
60.2 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
59.9 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 59.9
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 59.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 132.7
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
77.2 71.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.6 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
48.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
119.0 114.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 76.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
39.2 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
56.7 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
34.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
206.5 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 188.2
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 64.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
82.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.3 72.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
44.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
55.0 29.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.45
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 - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
33.5 25.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.83 37.9
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.16 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.6
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.62
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
654 -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P255/50R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
654 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T5G NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P255/50R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
654 -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
T5G NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 460
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12200 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2942 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7540 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2912 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4632
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13 10
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
2250 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 3600 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
995 NA
Displacement
5.4L/330 3.5L/213
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5100 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
FFV V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI - TBD -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.00
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.90
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Expedition EL Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Code
119" WB -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
34.9 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Arm Multilink
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.9 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.4 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.31 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Fully Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
- TBD - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
11.4 3

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