Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 1999 Lexus LX 470 Luxury SUV

1999 Mercedes-Benz M Class
1999 Lexus LX 470 Luxury SUV
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4-Door AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 17 21 $30,410 $34,950
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 13 16 $48,252 $56,205
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,410
$48,252
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,950
$56,205
Monthly Payment Estimate
$583 / month
$937 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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 39.4
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)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 Box (Area) Height (in)
40.0 39.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
72.4 63.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.4 90.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 19.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42.8 46.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.4 55.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
39.6 51.9
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 25.4
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 3.8
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 650
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4387 5401
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 8
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.3 16.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 710
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 100
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 3000-4500 320 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 4.7L/287
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5600 230 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 16
Transmission
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Four 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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Lexus LX 470 Luxury SUV
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 40
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent

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