Compare 2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2009 INFINITI FX

2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 20 $40,920 $44,000
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $41,850 $45,000
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 18 $49,058 $52,750
4MATIC 4-Door 6.3L AMG 11 14 $80,910 $87,000
2009 INFINITI FX
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,920
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,000
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$733 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is an appealing SUV with good road manners and a lofty price tag. The 2009 Infiniti FX offers a truly distinctive shape and sportscarlike acceleration. If you need to haul plywood or lots of kids, though, look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
20 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5
Second Head Room (in)
39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3
Length, Overall (in)
188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1
Wheelbase (in)
114.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4705
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Trans Type
7
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style
4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

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