Compare 2009 INFINITI FX vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2009 INFINITI FX
2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $41,850 $45,000
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 20 $40,920 $44,000
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 18 $49,058 $52,750
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 6.3L AMG 11 14 $80,910 $87,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,260
$41,850
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,600
$45,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$727 / month
$750 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Infiniti FX offers a truly distinctive shape and sportscarlike acceleration. If you need to haul plywood or lots of kids, though, look elsewhere. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is an appealing SUV with good road manners and a lofty price tag.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 107
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.7 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.08 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
191.3 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.6 114.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.8 29.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
67.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.0 72.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.3 - TBD -
Brakes
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 13.0 x - TBD -
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 0.6 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 25.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/60VR18 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60VR18 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
T175/90D18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4299 4817
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 w/.85L reserve - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
[email protected] 215 @ 4000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Diesel V6
Fuel System
SMPI CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4800 398 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 - TBD -
Trans Type
7 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 - TBD -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Infiniti FX35 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link 4-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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