Compare 2015 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2015 Lexus RX 350

2015 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2015 Lexus RX 350
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RWD 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML 350 18 24 $44,919 $48,300
4MATIC 4-Door ML 250 BlueTEC 22 29 $46,314 $49,800
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $47,244 $50,800
4MATIC 4-Door ML 400 18 22 $58,497 $62,900
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 13 17 $91,512 $98,400
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $38,306 $40,970
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $39,615 $42,370
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $45,543 $48,710
AWD 4-Door Crafted Line F Sport 18 26 $47,025 $50,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,919
$38,306
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,300
$40,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$805 / month
$683 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class doesn't crow about off-roading: it's more concerned with things like fuel economy and in the AMG, superhero acceleration. The 2015 Lexus RX 350 and RX 400h deliver sensible luxury and excellent comfort -- boldness not necessarily included (or desired).
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 43.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 57.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 36.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 99.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 107.9
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 66.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 63.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.2 40
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 40
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 19.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P235/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P235/60VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6600 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4652 4178
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.40
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.42
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.61
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Lexus RX 350
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5.0
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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