Compare 2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2008 Volvo XC90

2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2008 Volvo XC90
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $41,850 $45,000
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 20 $40,920 $44,000
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 18 $49,058 $52,750
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 6.3L AMG 11 14 $80,910 $87,000
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AWD 4-Door I6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 AWD 4-Door I6 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 AWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 AWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf/3rd Row 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 AWD 4-Door V8 13 19 $45,110 $48,505
XC90 AWD 4-Door V8 Sport 13 19 $46,379 $49,870
XC90 FWD 4-Door I6 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 FWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
XC90 FWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf/3rd Row 14 20 $34,037 $36,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,850
$34,037
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,000
$36,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$750 / month
$604 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is an appealing SUV with good road manners and a lofty price tag. The 2008 Volvo XC90 caters well to safety-minded families who need an all-wheel-drive SUV, though third-row room is strictly limited.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.0
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
114.7 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 189.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.5 70.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.4 43.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 74.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.4 88.8
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 - 41.2
Brakes
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 - 13.2 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)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.1 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 40.0
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19 235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50R19 235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 397
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 397
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3970
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 3970
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4817 4356
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 4000 235 @ 6200
Engine Type
Diesel V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
CDI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 1600 - 2400 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Trans Type
7 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.56
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Volvo XC90
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Arm Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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