Compare 2012 Lexus RX 450h vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2012 Lexus RX 450h
2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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FWD 4-Door Hybrid
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4MATIC 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $45,561 $48,990
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 20 27 $46,956 $50,490
4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 15 20 $53,559 $57,590
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 14 18 $88,341 $94,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,520
$45,561
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,235
$48,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$754 / month
$817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's not an involving crossover to drive, but the 2012 Lexus RX 450h has hybrid technology underhood and a long track record of satisfied buyers behind it. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class is improved in nearly way, and remains one of the most luxurious and secure choices for families not needing a third row of seats.
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Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 40.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 58.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
139.7 132.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 64.7
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 - 41.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.0 36.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 75.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 71.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.8 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 27.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.79 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 18.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 1080
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4520 4751
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 combined 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 22
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.92
Trans Type
1 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 450h Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 3
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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