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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L
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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
4-Door SUV AT
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Special Purpose Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.0 161.5
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
Third Head Room (in) - 36.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 58.6
Third Leg Room (in) - 29.3
Third Hip Room (in) - 48.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 66.5
Wheelbase (in) 111.0 106.3
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.7 49.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.0 19.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.62 3.22
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 350
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4819 4451
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 6.5
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
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
Displacement 3.7L/227 3.5L/214
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 23
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz M-Class Acura MDX
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
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
 
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