Compare 2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2005 Porsche Cayenne

2005 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2005 Porsche Cayenne
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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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4-Door 6-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 6-Speed Manual 15 20 $35,808 $41,100
4-Door Tiptronic 15 19 $38,434 $44,100
4-Door Tiptronic S 14 18 $49,116 $56,300
4-Door Tiptronic Turbo 13 18 $78,007 $89,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,294
$35,808
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,950
$41,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$685 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Special Purpose Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 65.16
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.54
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 188.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.7 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 65.75
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 62.51
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.7 19.07
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 13.0 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)
11.2 x - TBD - 13.00 x 1.10
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
19.5 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
255/60HR17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
255/60HR17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 771
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4819 4784
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
232 @ 5750 247 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3000-4500 228 @ 2500-5500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/227 3.2L/194
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.32
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.7 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.64 2.7
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.91
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.61
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.08
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
8.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
8.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent

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