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Selected Style RWD 4-Door ML350
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 18 23 $43,961 $47,270
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 18 23 $46,286 $49,770
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 28 $47,681 $51,270
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 14 20 $54,684 $58,800
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 13 17 $89,373 $96,100
FWD 4-Door
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $38,392 $41,060
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $37,083 $39,660
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $44,274 $47,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,961
$37,083
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,270
$39,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$661 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line For families who want off-road or towing ability, but not a third row of seats, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class is one of the most enjoyable, secure utility-vehicle picks. The 2013 Lexus RX is plush and premium, and it delivers on that luxury impression, but it's not the over-the-top lavish expression some might seek.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 58.3 55.500
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 36.800
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.000
Passenger Volume (ft³) 132.7 99.700
Second Hip Room (in) 58.3 54.500
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.900
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.700
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 57.500
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 43.100
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.2 63.800
Wheelbase (in) 114.8 107.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 84.3 74.200
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 64.200
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 7.300
Length, Overall (in) 189.1 187.800
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.7 67.700
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.2 40.000
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) 80.3 80.300
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 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 12.900 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 12.200 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 27.7 19.200
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 2.790
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A 40.000
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.6 14.800
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 38.800
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P255/50R19 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Front Tire Size P255/50R19 P235/60R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4652 4178
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 3500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA N/A
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 6500 270 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.300
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.420
Trans Type 7 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.900
Trans Order Code NA N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 4.398
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz M-Class Lexus RX 350
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 4 (2012)
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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