Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2014 Lexus RX 350

2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2014 Lexus RX 350
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RWD 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML 350 18 24 $44,445 $47,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $37,177 $39,760
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $38,486 $41,160
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $44,368 $47,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,445
$37,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,790
$39,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$797 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
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
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 57.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39
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 Hip Room (in)
- 54.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 99.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.2
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 40
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.2 40
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.9
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 19.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P235/60VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P235/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6600 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4652 4178
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 270 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Lexus RX 350
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 (Est) 8.6 (Est)
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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