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Selected Style 4-Door AWD
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Body Style

Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 17 21 $29,540 $33,950
4-Door Wagon 4WD
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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 4WD 15 19 $32,250 $36,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,540
$32,250
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,950
$36,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$566 / month
$605 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Special Purpose Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 40.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105 105.3
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 56.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.0 108.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.6 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 42.75 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 40.4 43.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 39.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 40 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.4 90.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.22 x 0.59 12.3 x 0.71
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.93 x 1.02 11.0 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 22.5
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr-Assisted
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.62 3.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 255/65R16 P245/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/65R16 P245/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P245/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4237 4615
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16" x 7.0"
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16" x 7.0"
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16" x 7.0"
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.3 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Engine
Displacement 3.2L/195.2 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 5500 215 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 233 @ 3000 230 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 15
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.000
Trans Type 5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 1.000
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain 4 Wheel Drive Four-Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 2.000
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 1.618
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 4.300
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.723
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.64 3.480
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 2.856
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz M-Class Acura SLX
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Torsion Bar w/Torsion Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-link
 
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