Compare 2005 Lexus LX 470 vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2005 Lexus LX 470
2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4-Door SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 13 17 $56,745 $65,225
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L 15 18 $35,294 $37,950
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L 14 17 $43,152 $46,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,745
$35,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,225
$37,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1087 / month
$633 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.6 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 105.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.9 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.2
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Third Leg Room (in)
27.3 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
56.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 182.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.8 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.8 71.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 111.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
37.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.4 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.8 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
19.1 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
46.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
55.4 34.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
51.9 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
39.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
63.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.4 81.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 1.26 11.9 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)
12.8 x 0.71 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.4 23.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.7 19.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/60HR18 255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/60HR18 255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
P275/60HR18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5590 4819
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
710 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 115
Engine
Displacement
4.7L/284 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 4800 232 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
320 @ 3400 254 @ 3000-4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.7
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.488 2.64
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.41
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus LX 470 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
40 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.91 8.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
40 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 8.0
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Rigid Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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