Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 1998 Lexus LX 470 Luxury Wagon

1998 Mercedes-Benz M Class
1998 Lexus LX 470 Luxury Wagon
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4-Door AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 17 21 $29,540 $33,950
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 13 16 $47,175 $54,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,540
$47,175
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,950
$54,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$566 / month
$916 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Special Purpose Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 57.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61.3
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 61.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.0
Third Leg Room (in)
- 27.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- 56.4
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 61.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 9.8
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 192.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 46.8
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 72.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 37.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 76.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 63.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.4 90.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42.75 46.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.4 50.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
39.6 51.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
40 39.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.22 x 0.59 12.9 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 12.2 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 25.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 19.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 39.7
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 3.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/65R16 P275/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P275/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/65R16 P275/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 650
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4237 5402
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 8
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.3 16.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 710
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 3000 320 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195.2 4.7L/287
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5500 230 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 13
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.531
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.753
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.64 2.49
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.804
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 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 2.393
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Lexus LX 470 Luxury Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 40
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Live Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 40
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Bar Variable

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