Compare 2008 INFINITI FX45 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2008 INFINITI FX45
2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 13 17 $46,026 $50,100
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 20 $40,920 $44,000
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $41,850 $45,000
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 18 $49,058 $52,750
4MATIC 4-Door 6.3L AMG 11 14 $80,910 $87,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,026
$40,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,100
$44,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$835 / month
$733 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is an appealing SUV with good road manners and a lofty price tag.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.1 107
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
189.1 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
30.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 114.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.6 8.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.4 29.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.5 72.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.6 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.3 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 25.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/50R20 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
T175/90D18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50R20 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 720
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4488 4705
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.5L/274 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 6400 268 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 15
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Infiniti FX45 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link 4-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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