Compare 2009 INFINITI FX50 vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2009 INFINITI FX50
2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 14 20 $53,893 $58,400
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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
$53,893
$41,478
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$58,400
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$973 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 132.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 59.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 59.8
Front Leg Room (in)
44.7 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.6 114.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.1 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
191.3 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.8 29.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
67.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.0 72.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.3 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x 1.3 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 0.8 13.0 x 0.45
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 25.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
19.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/45R21 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P265/45R21 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
T175/90D18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 460
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4575 4632
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 x 9.5 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 x 9.5 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 10
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 4400 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0/307 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
390 @ 6500 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.86
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.89 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Infiniti FX50 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3

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