Compare 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4WD 4-Door HSE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door HSE 13 18 $54,641 $60,045
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door HSE GT Limited Edition 13 18 $54,641 $60,045
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door HSE LUX 13 18 $54,641 $60,045
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door HSE Limited Edition 13 18 $54,641 $60,045
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door SC 12 17 $68,473 $75,245
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door SC Automaticbiography 12 17 $68,473 $75,245
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4MATIC 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $45,561 $48,990
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 20 27 $46,956 $50,490
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 15 20 $53,559 $57,590
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 14 18 $88,341 $94,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,641
$45,561
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,045
$48,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1001 / month
$817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
An impressive performer both on and off-road, the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has the broadest reach of any luxury SUV we know. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class is improved in nearly way, and remains one of the most luxurious and secure choices for families not needing a third row of seats.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 132.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.5 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
113.3 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 188.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
39.0 41.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.8 36.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
48.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
69.1 75.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.0 71.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x - TBD - 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)
14.2 x - TBD - 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)
23.3 27.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 18.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R19 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55R19 P255/50R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1157 1080
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7716 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5540 4751
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
19 x 5.5 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
375 @ 3500 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/305 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
375 @ 6500 302 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/CommandShift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.93 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Land Rover Range Rover Sport Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Air Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 3

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