Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2003 Toyota 4Runner

2003 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2003 Toyota 4Runner
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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-Door V6 Automatic SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door V6 Automatic SR5 18 21 $24,159 $27,055
4-Door V6 Automatic SR5 Sport 18 21 $25,138 $28,220
4-Door V8 Automatic SR5 16 20 $25,276 $28,305
4-Door V6 Automatic 4WD SR5 17 21 $26,190 $29,330
4-Door V8 Automatic SR5 Sport 16 20 $26,253 $29,470
4-Door V6 Automatic 4WD SR5 Sport 17 21 $27,167 $30,495
4-Door V8 Automatic 4WD SR5 15 19 $27,306 $30,580
4-Door V8 Automatic 4WD SR5 Sport 15 19 $28,285 $31,745
4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 21 $29,696 $33,255
4-Door V8 Automatic Limited 16 20 $30,813 $34,505
4-Door V6 Automatic 4WD Limited 17 21 $31,727 $35,530
4-Door V8 Automatic 4WD Limited 15 19 $32,842 $36,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,038
$24,159
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,600
$27,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$610 / month
$451 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 189.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.7 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.7 42.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.2 75.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.22 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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 - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- TBD - 23.0
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR17 P265/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR17 P265/70R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4786 4025
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/195 4.0L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5600 245 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 3000-4800 283 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 - TBD -
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
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Toyota 4Runner
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SR5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Coil-Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Bar Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone 4-Link

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