Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2011 Porsche Cayenne

2011 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2011 Porsche Cayenne
Add Vehicle
Select style
RWD 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML 350 16 20 $43,236 $46,490
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 15 20 $45,561 $48,990
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 18 25 $46,956 $50,490
4MATIC 4-Door ML 450 Hybrid 20 24 $51,885 $55,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 13 18 $53,559 $57,590
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 11 15 $86,109 $92,590
Select style
AWD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 15 22 $42,750 $47,700
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 16 23 $45,300 $50,700
AWD 4-Door S 16 22 $57,780 $64,400
AWD 4-Door S Hybrid 21 25 $60,750 $67,700
AWD 4-Door Turbo 15 22 $95,220 $106,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,236
$42,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,490
$47,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$775 / month
$795 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class earns respect with neat styling riffs, shock-and-awe AMG power, and your choice of earth-saving powertrains. The new 2011 Porsche Cayenne is one of the few vehicles you can take off-road and out to the track on the same day; it's leaner and more athletic than before, without giving up the off-road ability.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.0 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.7 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
58.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 58.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
114.7 114.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 190.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.5 67.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.4 23.7
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.4 62.9
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.5 13.0 x 1.1
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 13.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.1 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.9 39.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19 P255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/50R19 P255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 893
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4632 4398
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 300 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.21
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA 10.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.69
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 4.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone w/stabilizer bar Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Arm multilink w/stabilizer bar Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 3

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue