Compare 2014 Ford Expedition EL vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2014 Ford Expedition EL
2014 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 $41,670 $44,685
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $44,374 $47,585
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $48,206 $51,695
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $50,910 $54,595
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $52,178 $55,955
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $54,883 $58,855
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RWD 4-Door ML350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 18 24 $44,445 $47,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,670
$44,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,685
$47,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$745 / month
$797 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
For active families who need to tow a boat or occasionally head off-pavement–but don't need a third row–the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellence vehicle choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Second Hip Room (in)
59.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
37.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
51.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
38 -
Front Hip Room (in)
60.2 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
67.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.2 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
131 114.8
Liftover Height (in)
35.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
221.3 189.1
Height, Overall (in)
77.7 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
42.6 38.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
98.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
85.5 38.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
28.9 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
130.8 80.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
60.2 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 12.8
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)
13.5 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
34 24.6
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.9 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/65SR18 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/65SR18 P255/50HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 6600
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6000 6600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 660
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 660
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 6600
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7540 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12100 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2951 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2893 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4652
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
650 -
Engine
Displacement
5.4 L/330 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5100 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-6
Engine Oil Cooler
None -
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 3600 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
995 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 24
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.90
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Expedition EL Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.5 (Est) 9.2 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5.0 (Est)
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
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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