Compare 2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2005 Ford Expedition

2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2005 Ford Expedition
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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
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5.4L XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5.4L XLS 14 19 $29,137 $33,455
5.4L XLT 14 19 $30,879 $35,505
5.4L 4WD XLS 14 18 $31,347 $36,055
5.4L XLT Sport 14 19 $31,610 $36,365
5.4L 4WD XLT 14 18 $33,243 $38,285
5.4L 4WD NBX 14 18 $33,950 $38,745
5.4L 4WD XLT Sport 14 18 $33,973 $39,145
5.4L Eddie Bauer 14 19 $34,462 $39,720
5.4L Limited 14 19 $36,094 $41,640
5.4L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $37,169 $42,905
5.4L King Ranch 14 19 $37,382 $43,155
5.4L 4WD Limited 14 18 $38,802 $44,825
5.4L 4WD King Ranch 14 18 $40,089 $46,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,294
$29,137
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,950
$33,455
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$558 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 63.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.0 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 62.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 63.4
Passenger Capacity
5 9
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 64.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- 54.5
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 60.1
Third Leg Room (in)
- 36.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 119.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 35.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 78.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 57.0
Height, Overall (in)
71.7 76.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 38.6
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 33.5
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 205.8
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 9.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 48.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 9.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 44.7
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 - 82.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.2 110.5
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 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 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)
11.9 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 28
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
19.5 40.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.2
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 20.5
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/60HR17 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/60HR17 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2305
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 654
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2305
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 654
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 654
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2305
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4819 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2732
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3150
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2620
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 4128
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 13
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1650
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/227 5.4L/330
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
232 @ 5750 300 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3000-4500 365 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA 995
Engine Oil Cooler
- Yes
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 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
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA 44B
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.7 -
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)
3.59 2.84
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Ford Expedition
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Body Code
- 119" WB
Suspension
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)
8.0 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 34.93
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
8.0 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Coil Spring
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4128
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.31
Axle Type - Front
- Double Wishbone
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3350
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4128
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Frame
Frame Type
- Front-to-Rear Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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