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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $37,318 $39,700
FWD 4-Door 16 23 $37,318 $39,700
AWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $39,668 $42,200
FWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $39,668 $42,200
AWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $39,950 $42,500
FWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $39,950 $42,500
AWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $40,326 $42,900
FWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $40,326 $42,900
AWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $42,206 $44,900
FWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $42,206 $44,900
AWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $42,864 $45,600
FWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $42,864 $45,600
RWD 4-Door ML350
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Body Style

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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,318
$43,961
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,700
$47,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$788 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Volvo XC90 isn't cutting-edge in any way, but it's a smart, upscale pick for families who want to be comfortable and safe. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.300 58.5
Third Leg Room (in) 30.100 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.700 38.5
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Hip Room (in) 44.500 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.800 58.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.000 40.3
Third Head Room (in) 35.500 -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.400 58.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) 54.100 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.400 38.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.100 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 132.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.600 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.200 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.700 84.3
Track Width, Front (in) 64.300 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.900 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 189.300 189.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 44.400 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.200 70.7
Liftover Height (in) 31.100 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.900 65.2
Wheelbase (in) 112.600 114.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.300 38.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.300 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 79.500 75.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.100 80.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 22.500 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 8.800 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.400 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 49.300 41.9
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) 12.100 x 0.790 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) 13.200 x 1.180 13.0 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.100 27.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.900 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.000 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.700 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 41.700 N/A
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 397 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 596 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3970 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3970 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4751 4652
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0 19 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0 19 x 8.5
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
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.860 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.370 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.060 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.160 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.670 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.560 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Volvo XC90 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
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 - N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 9.1
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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