Compare 2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2005 Acura MDX

2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2005 Acura MDX
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L 15 18 $35,294 $37,950
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L 14 17 $43,152 $46,400
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4-Door SUV AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV AT 17 23 $33,241 $36,900
4-Door SUV AT Touring 17 23 $35,784 $39,725
4-Door SUV AT RES Touring 17 23 $37,134 $41,225
4-Door SUV AT w/Navi Touring 17 23 $38,259 $42,475
4-Door SUV AT RES w/Navi Touring 17 23 $39,609 $43,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,294
$33,241
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,950
$36,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$615 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Special Purpose Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 61.2
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 61.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.0 161.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.6
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- 48.5
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 77.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 66.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 188.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.7 68.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 66.5
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.2 81.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 14.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.7 49.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x - TBD - 12.3 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
19.5 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 38
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 3.22
Tires
Rear Tire Size
255/60HR17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/60HR17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4819 4451
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
232 @ 5750 265 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3000-4500 253 @ 3500-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/227 3.5L/214
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.7 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.64 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.69
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.02
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.53
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Acura MDX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
8.0 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
8.0 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Trailing Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent

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