Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2006 Ford Expedition

2006 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 16 20 $36,968 $39,750
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L 14 19 $45,105 $48,500
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4-Door XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door XLS 14 19 $29,224 $32,660
4-Door XLT 14 19 $30,964 $34,660
4-Door 4WD XLS 14 17 $31,426 $35,190
4-Door XLT Sport 14 19 $31,695 $35,500
4-Door 4WD XLT 14 17 $33,322 $37,370
4-Door 4WD XLT Sport 14 17 $34,052 $38,210
4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 19 $34,544 $38,775
4-Door Limited 14 19 $36,067 $40,525
4-Door 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 17 $37,255 $41,890
4-Door King Ranch 14 19 $37,459 $42,125
4-Door 4WD Limited 14 17 $38,777 $43,640
4-Door 4WD King Ranch 14 17 $40,169 $45,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,968
$29,224
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,750
$32,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$663 / month
$544 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 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)
59.9 63.4
Passenger Capacity
5 9
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 64.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 63.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.0 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 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)
8.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 57.0
Height, Overall (in)
69.8 76.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
114.7 119.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 35.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 78.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0 -
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- 21.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 48.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 9.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.4 110.5
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 2 (in)
- TBD - 44.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.4 60.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 82.8
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-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 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)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.18
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.1 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)
37.9 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
235/65HR17 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
235/65HR17 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 654
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 654
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2305
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2305
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 654
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2305
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4623 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 4128
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2703
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3150
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2593
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 13
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400-5000 365 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA 995
Displacement
3.5L/214 5.4L/330
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 300 @ 5000
Engine Oil Cooler
- - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 14
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.9 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.64 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Type
7 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA 44Q
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)
8.0 1.38
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Arm Multilink 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)
8.0 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4128
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4128
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.31
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3350
Frame
Frame Type
- Front-to-Rear Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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