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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door XLT
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $40,390 $43,315
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $46,186 $49,530
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $47,655 $51,105
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $43,095 $46,215
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $48,890 $52,430
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $50,359 $54,005
RWD 4-Door ML350
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 18 23 $43,961 $47,270
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 18 23 $46,286 $49,770
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 28 $47,681 $51,270
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 14 20 $54,684 $58,800
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 13 17 $89,373 $96,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,390
$43,961
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,315
$47,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$722 / month
$788 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line For families who want off-road or towing ability, but not a third row of seats, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class is one of the most enjoyable, secure utility-vehicle picks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 59.900 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.200 58.5
Passenger Capacity 8 5
Third Leg Room (in) 37.700 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.700 38.5
Third Hip Room (in) 51.800 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.700 58.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.100 40.3
Third Head Room (in) 38.000 -
Front Hip Room (in) 60.200 58.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) 67.100 -
Second Leg Room (in) 39.100 38.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.500 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 132.7
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 51.100 -
Wheelbase (in) 131.000 114.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.700 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.800 84.3
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) 39.200 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 56.700 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 35.300 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 221.300 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.700 -
Height, Overall (in) 77.700 70.7
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.100 - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in) - 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.4
Length, Overall (in) - 189.1
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 65.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 42.600 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) 60.200 41.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 85.500 38.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.400 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.300 75.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 130.800 80.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 28.900 NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.503 x 1.338 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.169 x 0.866 12.8 x 0.6
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 Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 33.500 27.7
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.930 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.000 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.6
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.6
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Front Tire Size P275/65R18 P255/50R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear N/A -
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front N/A -
Rear Tire Size P275/65R18 P255/50R19
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1335 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 8900 - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4250 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2922 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7540 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3700 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2922 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4652
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.600 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts 2250 -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 365 @ 3600 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code 995 NA
Displacement 5.4L/330 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5100 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.690 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.170 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.520 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Trans PTO Access NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.860 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.400 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.340 2.86
Trans Order Code 446 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.140 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.67
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Ford Expedition EL Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Code 131" WB -
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4250 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.900 N/A
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.417 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4250 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.730 -
Axle Type - Front - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 34.900 N/A
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
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 3 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.5 9.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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