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
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
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 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
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
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
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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