Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2003 Ford Expedition

2003 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2003 Ford Expedition
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4-Door AWD 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 3.2L 14 17 $34,038 $36,600
4-Door AWD 3.7L 14 17 $34,364 $36,950
4-Door AWD 5.0L 13 16 $42,176 $45,350
4-Door AWD 5.5L AMG 13 17 $61,287 $65,900
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4.6L XLT Value
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4.6L XLT Value 14 19 $28,001 $31,820
4.6L XLT Popular 14 19 $29,677 $33,770
5.4L XLT Popular 13 18 $30,121 $34,285
4.6L 4WD XLT Value 14 18 $30,211 $34,390
4.6L XLT Premium 14 19 $31,655 $36,070
4.6L 4WD XLT Popular 14 18 $32,047 $36,525
5.4L XLT Premium 13 17 $32,099 $36,585
5.4L 4WD XLT Popular 13 17 $32,489 $37,040
4.6L Eddie Bauer 14 19 $33,225 $37,895
5.4L 4WD XLT FX4 Off-Road 13 17 $33,453 $38,160
5.4L Eddie Bauer 13 18 $33,667 $38,410
4.6L 4WD XLT Premium 14 18 $34,025 $38,825
5.4L 4WD XLT Premium 13 17 $34,467 $39,340
5.4L 4WD Eddie Bauer 13 17 $36,377 $41,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,038
$28,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,600
$31,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$610 / month
$530 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 62.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 63.4
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 64.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 63.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 60.1
Third Leg Room (in)
- 36.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- 54.5
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.7 77.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 119.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 78.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 -
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 48.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 38.6
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 35.5
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 205.8
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.2 110.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 20.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 50.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 52.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.7 60.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 87.2
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.22 x - TBD - 13.5 x 0.9
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)
11.85 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.18
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- TBD - 28
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39.2
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.5
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR17 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 654
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 654
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2304
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2304
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 654
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2304
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6050
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 605
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4786 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 4128
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2748
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2950
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2548
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
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
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 3000-4800 291 @ 3450
Engine Order Code
NA 99W
Displacement
3.2L/195 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5600 232 @ 4750
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
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
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA 44U
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 34.93
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 - 34.93
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Bar -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4128
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2950
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.73
Axle Type - Front
- Double Wishbone
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3350
Frame
Frame Type
- Front-to-Rear Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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