Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 1999 Lexus RX 300 Luxury SUV

1999 Mercedes-Benz M Class
1999 Lexus RX 300 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 SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 19 24 $27,799 $32,005
4-Door SUV 4WD 19 22 $29,015 $33,405
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,410
$27,799
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,950
$32,005
Monthly Payment Estimate
$583 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 110.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 46.7
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 65.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
72.4 71.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.4 75.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 39.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42.8 42.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.4 39.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
39.6 49.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
40.0 36.1
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 11.7 x .39
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 11.3 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 17.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 41.3
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 43.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/65R16 225/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact 225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/65R16 225/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4387 3692
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.3 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 3000-4500 222 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5600 220 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 2.194
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.080
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.019
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.64 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.938
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.411
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 3.141
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Lexus RX 300 Luxury SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Bar MacPherson Strut

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