Compare 2009 GMC Yukon XL Denali vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2009 GMC Yukon XL Denali
2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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2WD 4-Door 1500
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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
$49,150
$41,478
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,850
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$881 / 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
12 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
60.6 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 59.9
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
49.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 59.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 58.3
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 132.7
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 114.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 76.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202.0 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
- TBD - 71.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
- 188.2
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 64.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.3 29.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 72.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.18 13.0 x 1.3
Brake Type
Power 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)
13.5 x 0.79 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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 25.1
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
NA 37.9
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.62
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.6
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2134 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R18 P255/50R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2134 -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R18 P255/50R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1275 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)
8500 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 460
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2565 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2697 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4632
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
No -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 @ 5700 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 @ 4300 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
L9H NA
Displacement
6.2L/378 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 18
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Drivetrain
2 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.86
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
BW 4481 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.90
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Yukon XL Denali Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-over Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Coil 4-Arm Multilink
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 3

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