2015 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs. Its Competition

2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML63 AMG)
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Though we haven't sampled it yet, the new ML400 should hit a nice sweet spot for the gas engines between the ML350 and the outgoing ML550 in terms of power and economy.

2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML63 AMG)2015 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2015 Lexus RX 3502015 Lexus RX 350
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Quick Specs
8.6
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.
8.4
The 2015 Acura MDX continues to offer an attractive blend of content, comfort, and entertainment for the entire family–including the driver.
8.4
Though the 2015 Audi Q7 might show a little of its age, there are so few faults here that it's hard not to love this big SUV.
8.4
The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV.
8.4
The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers an engine for everyone, and a feature list as extensive as those found in luxury sedans.
7.8
The 2015 Lexus RX 350 and RX 400h deliver sensible luxury and excellent comfort -- boldness not necessarily included (or desired).
MSRP From     
$48,300$42,765$48,300$53,900$29,995$40,970
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
RWD 4-Door ML 350FWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.0T PremiumRWD 4-Door sDrive35iRWD 4-Door AltitudeFWD 4-Door
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
577555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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