Compare 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2004 Cadillac XLR

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2004 Cadillac XLR
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $82,584 $88,800
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $69,731 $75,385
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,584
$69,731
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,800
$75,385
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1480 / month
$1256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.3 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 72.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.61
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 177.7
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 50.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 11.6 max 4.4 min
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.0 x 1.0
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 18
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 39
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Speed-sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/40WR18 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35WR18 P235/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 3647
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 310 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LH2
Displacement
5.0L/303 4.6L/279
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 320 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.21
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.60
Trans Type
7 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Conv
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Cadillac XLR
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs SLA double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs SLA double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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