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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
FWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
FWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
AWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
FWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
AWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
FWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
AWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
FWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
AWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
FWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
AWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
4MATIC 4-Door ML350
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,096
$45,561
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,400
$48,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$640 / month
$817 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line With seating for up to seven and safe, secure performance, the 2012 Volvo XC90 remains a smart pick for those who want an upscale yet family-oriented vehicle. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 30.1 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 38.5
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Hip Room (in) 44.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 58.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 40.3
Third Head Room (in) 35.5 -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 58.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 38.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 132.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.6 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 76.3
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.9 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 189.3 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 44.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.2 71.5
Liftover Height (in) 31.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.9 65.2
Wheelbase (in) 112.6 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 79.5 75.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.1 71.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 22.5 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 8.8 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 49.3 41.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.3 36.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 0.79 12.8 x 0.6
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) 13.2 x 1.18 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 27.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 41.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 18.6
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/65R18 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R18 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 596 1080
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3970 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3970 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 397 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4751 4751
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0 19 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 6200 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 22
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Volvo XC90 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 9.6
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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