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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door ML350
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 17 22 $45,561 $48,990
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 27 $46,956 $50,490
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 15 20 $53,559 $57,590
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 14 18 $88,341 $94,990
AWD 4-Door
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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,863 $43,030
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,226 $46,705
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,965 $48,605
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,671 $52,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,561
$39,863
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,990
$43,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$817 / month
$717 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class is improved in nearly way, and remains one of the most luxurious and secure choices for families not needing a third row of seats. The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 132.7 141.8
Second Hip Room (in) 58.3 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 61.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 61.5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 58.3 59.0
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 57.1
Third Leg Room (in) - 28.7
Third Hip Room (in) - 42.9
Third Head Room (in) - 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.3 78.5
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 8.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.2 191.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 71.5 68.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.2 67.5
Wheelbase (in) 114.8 108.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 71.0 83.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 15.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 36.2 42.9
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.6 13.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 27.7 21.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 3.29
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.6 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 37.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P255/50R19 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/50R19 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size Compact T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1080 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4751 4550
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 3500-5250 270 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 6500 300 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.36
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.49
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/2.23 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.10
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 4.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz M-Class Acura MDX
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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