Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2012 Volvo XC90

2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4MATIC 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $45,561 $48,990
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 20 27 $46,956 $50,490
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 15 20 $53,559 $57,590
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 14 18 $88,341 $94,990
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 AWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
XC90 AWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
XC90 AWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
XC90 AWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
XC90 AWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
XC90 AWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
XC90 FWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
XC90 FWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
XC90 FWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
XC90 FWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
XC90 FWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
XC90 FWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,561
$36,096
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,990
$38,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$817 / month
$640 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class is improved in nearly way, and remains one of the most luxurious and secure choices for families not needing a third row of seats. With seating for up to seven and safe, secure performance, the 2012 Volvo XC90 remains a smart pick for those who want an upscale yet family-oriented vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.7 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
58.3 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
58.3 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.1
Third Leg Room (in)
- 30.1
Third Hip Room (in)
- 44.5
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 189.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Height, Overall (in)
71.5 70.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
75.0 79.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.0 85.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 22.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 8.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.9 49.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.2 43.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.3 13.2 x 1.18
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)
12.8 x 0.6 12.1 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
27.7 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19 P235/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50R19 P235/65R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 397
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1080 596
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3970
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 3970
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4751 4751
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500-5250 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 240 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.56
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Volvo XC90
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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