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Selected Style 4-Door AWD 3.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 17 21 $30,410 $34,950
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 72.4 71.7
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1650 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4387 3692
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 6.5
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
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain 4 Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 3.141
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 2.194
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz M-Class Lexus RX 300 Luxury SUV
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
 
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