Compare 2001 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2001 Ford Expedition

2001 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2001 Ford Expedition
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4-Door AWD 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 3.2L 17 21 $33,294 $35,800
4-Door AWD 4.3L 16 20 $41,106 $44,200
4-Door AWD 5.5L AMG 14 17 $61,287 $65,900
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119" WB XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
119" WB XLT 16 21 $26,813 $30,195
119" WB 4WD XLT 14 18 $29,282 $33,065
119" WB Eddie Bauer 16 21 $32,411 $36,705
119" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 12 17 $35,977 $40,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,294
$26,813
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,800
$30,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$597 / month
$503 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 64.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 61.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 62.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 63.9
Passenger Capacity
5 9
Third Leg Room (in)
- 27.0
Third Hip Room (in)
- 59.8
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 66.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 57.0
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 74.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 119.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 36.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 78.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 7.5
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 38.6
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 33.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 204.6
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 7.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- 18.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 46.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 20.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 48.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
39.6 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.4 60.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
40.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
72.5 82.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.2 110.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.22 x 0.59 13.20 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 1.02 12.13 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 26
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 40.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 16.1
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 14.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/65R16 P255/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P255/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T54
Spare Tire Order Code
NA T54
Rear Tire Size
255/65R16 P255/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T54
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 695
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2064
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2064
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 695
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2064
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 695
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 8100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 810
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 4000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4386 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2316
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3050
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11,500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2575
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.3 13
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 3000-4500 291 @ 3450
Engine Order Code
NA 99W
Displacement
3.2L/195 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5600 232 @ 4750
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.64 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 2.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Ford Expedition
Body Code
- 119" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 35
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Bar -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 35
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3050
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.31
Axle Type - Front
- Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3900
Frame
Frame Type
- Front-to-Rear Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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