Compare 2002 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2002 Lexus LX 470

2002 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2002 Lexus LX 470
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4-Door AWD 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 3.2L 15 19 $33,759 $36,300
4-Door AWD 5.0L 14 17 $41,804 $44,950
4-Door AWD 5.5L AMG 14 17 $61,287 $65,900
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4-Door SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 13 16 $53,813 $61,855
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,759
$53,813
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,300
$61,855
Monthly Payment Estimate
$605 / month
$1031 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 61.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 57.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 61.3
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 9.8
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 192.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 46.8
Height, Overall (in)
71.7 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)
72.4 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 63.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.2 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)
- TBD - 46.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.7 55.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 51.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 39.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 63.6
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 - TBD - 12.8 x 0.71
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)
11.85 x - TBD - 12.2 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.0 25.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 19.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39.7
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 3.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR17 P275/70HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P275/70HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR17 P275/70HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 650
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4786 5401
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 8
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.3 16.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 710
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 3000-4800 320 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 4.7L/284.6
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5600 230 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 13
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 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 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95 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 1.0
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 2.393
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.42 1.531
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Lexus LX 470
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Bar Variable
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 40

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