Compare 2012 Volvo XC90 vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2012 Volvo XC90
2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
FWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
AWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
FWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
AWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
FWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
AWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
FWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
AWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
FWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
AWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
FWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
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4MATIC 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $45,561 $48,990
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 20 27 $46,956 $50,490
4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 15 20 $53,559 $57,590
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
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
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 27.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 18.6
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R18 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R18 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
397 500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4751 4751
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 19 x 8.0
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
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 Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6200 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.00
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC90 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
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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