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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
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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 17.2
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37 41.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 255/65R16 225/70R16
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4387 3692
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear 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
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 5600 220 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 233 @ 3000-4500 222 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz M-Class Lexus RX 300 Luxury SUV
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent
 
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