Compare 2009 INFINITI FX vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2009 INFINITI FX
2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L BlueTEC 18 24 $45,198 $48,600
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 20 $43,803 $47,100
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 18 $51,894 $55,800
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 6.3L AMG 11 15 $83,793 $90,100
M-Class RWD 4-Door 3.5L 16 21 $41,478 $44,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,260
$45,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,600
$48,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$727 / month
$810 / 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. It ain’t cheap, but the 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class deserves its place atop the luxury SUV echelon.
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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
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 59.8
Front Leg Room (in)
44.7 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 132.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 59.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
191.3 188.2
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.08 8.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.6 13.0 x 0.45
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)
12.6 x 1.3 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 25.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 18.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/60VR18 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
T175/90D18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60VR18 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 1080
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4299 4974
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 w/.85L reserve 10
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4800 398 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
[email protected] 210 @ 3800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.73
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 2.86
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
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 FX35 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link 4-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4

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