Compare 2010 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2010 Porsche Cayenne

2010 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2010 Porsche Cayenne
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4MATIC 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 15 20 $44,826 $48,200
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 18 25 $46,221 $49,700
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 450 Hybrid 21 24 $51,150 $55,000
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 13 18 $52,778 $56,750
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 11 15 $84,676 $91,050
M-Class RWD 4-Door ML 350 16 21 $42,501 $45,700
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AWD 4-Door GTS Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS Manual 11 17 $64,980 $72,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS Tiptronic 13 18 $67,530 $75,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $40,770 $45,500
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $54,450 $60,700
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S Transsyberia Tiptronic 11 17 $63,540 $70,800
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $43,320 $48,500
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $89,730 $99,900
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo S 12 19 $113,490 $126,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,826
$64,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,200
$72,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$803 / month
$1207 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though it's far from cheap, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class earns our kudos with hip styling riffs, shock-and-awe AMG power, and your choice of earth-saving powertrains. Despite some issues with practicality, the 2010 Porsche Cayenne is a luxurious and supremely capable performer.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 40.6
Front Hip Room (in)
58.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.0 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.7 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
58.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 188.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.5 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
114.7 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.4 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)
41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.4 19.07
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
75.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.5 13.00 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.3 13.78 x 1.34
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.1 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.9 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/50R19 P295/35R21
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19 P295/35R21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 771
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4705 5070
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 21 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 21 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 405 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 369 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 4.8L/293
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 11
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.0
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 - TBD -
Trans Type
7 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 14.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6

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