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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 24 $44,445 $47,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
FWD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $44,368 $47,450
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $38,486 $41,160
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $37,177 $39,760
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TCC's Bottom Line For active families who need to tow a boat or occasionally head off-pavement–but don't need a third row–the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellence vehicle choice. While the 2014 Lexus RX may not be over-the-top luxurious, it's a plush, lavish crossover that delivers the right premium impression.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 43.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 57.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 99.7
Front Hip Room (in) - 55.5
Second Hip Room (in) - 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 189.1 187.8
Height, Overall (in) 70.7 66.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.2 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 114.8 107.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.8 74.2
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.3 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 38.2 40
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.2 40
Brakes
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 12.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 12.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.6 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 38.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/50HR19 P235/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/50HR19 P235/60VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6600 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6600 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 6600 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 660 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 990 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4652 4178
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 -
Engine
Displacement 3.5 L/213 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 6500 270 @ 6200
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 3500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18 (Est)
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 4.40
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.42
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz M-Class Lexus RX 350
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.2 (Est) 8.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5.0 (Est) 4.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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