Compare 2010 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2010 Porsche Cayenne

2010 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2010 Porsche Cayenne
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RWD 4-Door ML350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 16 21 $42,501 $45,700
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 15 20 $44,826 $48,200
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 18 25 $46,221 $49,700
4MATIC 4-Door ML450 Hybrid 21 24 $51,150 $55,000
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 13 18 $52,778 $56,750
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 11 15 $84,676 $91,050
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AWD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $40,770 $45,500
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $43,320 $48,500
AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $54,450 $60,700
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic S Transsyberia 11 17 $63,540 $70,800
AWD 4-Door Manual GTS 11 17 $64,980 $72,400
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic GTS 13 18 $67,530 $75,400
AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $89,730 $99,900
AWD 4-Door Turbo S 12 19 $113,490 $126,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,501
$40,770
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,700
$45,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$762 / month
$758 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though it's far from cheap, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class earns our kudos with hip styling riffs, shock-and-awe AMG power, and your choice of earth-saving powertrains. Despite some issues with practicality, the 2010 Porsche Cayenne is a luxurious and supremely capable performer.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
58.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.0 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.7 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
58.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
114.7 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.54
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 188.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.5 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.4 19.07
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
75.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.4 62.51
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.5 13.00 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.3 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.1 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.9 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/50R19 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 771
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4632 4762
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 273 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/219
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 290 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 14
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 - TBD -
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.0
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6

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