Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2012 Volvo XC90

2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2012 Volvo XC90
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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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