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
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
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
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
- 27.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- 56.4
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 37.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 76.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 25.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 3.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.7
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
255/65R16 P275/70R16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 650
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4237 5402
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.3 16.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 710
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5500 230 @ 4800
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 16
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Lexus LX 470 Luxury Wagon
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
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
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

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