Compare 2010 INFINITI QX56 vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2010 INFINITI QX56
2010 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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RWD 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML 350 16 21 $42,501 $45,700
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 15 20 $44,826 $48,200
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 18 25 $46,221 $49,700
4MATIC 4-Door ML 450 Hybrid 21 24 $51,150 $55,000
4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 13 18 $52,778 $56,750
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 11 15 $84,676 $91,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,327
$42,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,700
$45,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$945 / month
$762 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though it's far from cheap, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class earns our kudos with hip styling riffs, shock-and-awe AMG power, and your choice of earth-saving powertrains.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
48.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.5 59.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
61.3 58.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.9
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Second Hip Room (in)
60.1 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.1 59.8
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 132.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.5 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
206.9 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
77.8 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
123.2 114.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 76.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 75.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
97.1 72.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
58.0 29.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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)
12.6 x 0.6 13.0 x 0.5
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)
13.8 x 1.2 13.0 x 1.3
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28 25.1
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.8 37.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.62
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P275/60R20 P255/50R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P275/60R20 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P275/60R20 P255/50R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2848 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
1950 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2857 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7150 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
1542 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4632
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8 19 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.3 10
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.6L/339 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5200 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
393 @ 3400 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
VK56DE NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 16
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
5 7
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.90
Summary
Vehicle Name
Infiniti QX56 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Code
123.2" WB -
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Self-Leveling 4-Arm Multilink
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.3 10.4

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