Compare 2006 Ford Expedition vs 2006 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2006 Ford Expedition
2006 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4-Door Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Expedition 4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 19 $34,544 $38,775
Expedition 4-Door Eddie Bauer 4WD 14 17 $37,255 $41,890
Expedition 4-Door King Ranch 14 19 $37,459 $42,125
Expedition 4-Door King Ranch 4WD 14 17 $40,169 $45,240
Expedition 4-Door Limited 14 19 $36,067 $40,525
Expedition 4-Door Limited 4WD 14 17 $38,777 $43,640
Expedition 4-Door XLS 14 19 $29,224 $32,660
Expedition 4-Door XLS 4WD 14 17 $31,426 $35,190
Expedition 4-Door XLT 14 19 $30,964 $34,660
Expedition 4-Door XLT 4WD 14 17 $33,322 $37,370
Expedition 4-Door XLT Sport 14 19 $31,695 $35,500
Expedition 4-Door XLT Sport 4WD 14 17 $34,052 $38,210
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 16 20 $36,968 $39,750
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L 14 19 $45,105 $48,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,544
$36,968
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,775
$39,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$646 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
63.0 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
60.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 40.0
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
62.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.4 59.9
Third Leg Room (in)
36.3 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
54.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.3 59.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
76.7 69.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
21.6 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
35.5 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
48.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
119.0 114.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.6 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.7 75.2
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.6 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
57.0 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.5 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
205.8 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 188.5
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 64.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
82.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
110.5 72.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.7 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
44.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.9 29.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 0.9 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.18 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28 25.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.9
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.5 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.62
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
654 -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 235/65HR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
654 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2305 -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 235/65HR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
654 -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11800 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2593 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4128 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2703 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3150 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4623
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1650 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 3750 258 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
995 NA
Displacement
5.4L/330 3.5L/214
Engine Oil Cooler
- TBD - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5000 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.64
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Type
4 7
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.32 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
44Q NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.9
Summary
Body Code
119" WB -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Expedition Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
34.93 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3350 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil Spring 4-Arm Multilink
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 8.0
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4128 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.93 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.38 8.0
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4128 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3150 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.31 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Front-to-Rear Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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