Compare 2008 INFINITI FX45 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class

2008 INFINITI FX45
2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 13 17 $46,026 $50,100
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4-Door RWD 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door RWD 3.5L 15 20 $39,153 $42,100
4-Door 4MATIC 3.5L 15 19 $41,478 $44,600
4-Door 4MATIC 3.0L CDI 18 24 $42,408 $45,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,026
$39,153
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,100
$42,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$835 / month
$702 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you seek a supremely comfortable people hauler but eschew traditional station wagons, minivans, and SUVs, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class may be for you.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 39.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.1 148
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.4
Third Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
189.1 203.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
30.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 126.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 15.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.4 42.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.5 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.6 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.3 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/50R20 P255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
T175/90D18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50R20 P255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4488 4938
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.5L/274 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 6400 268 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 15
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 2-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Infiniti FX45 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar 4-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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