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2009 Lexus GX 2009 Acura MDX 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
     
4WD 4dr
  • 4WD 4dr
AWD
  • AWD
  • AWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology and Entertainment Packages
  • AWD with Sport Package
  • AWD with Sport and Entertainment Packages
ML350 SUV
  • ML350 SUV
  • ML320 BlueTEC SUV
  • ML550 SUV

Prices

MSRP $47,615 $40,990 $47,100
Invoice $42,376 $37,252 $43,803
Avg. Paid $26,241 $19,964 $19,771

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 7.9 7.8
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.2 8.7
Performance 8.0 8.9 7.8
Interior 7.9 8.4 8.0
Operating Cost 6.7 7.1 6.6
Safety N/A 9.4 9.4
Reliability 5.0 2.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great for towing and off-roading
  • Impressive Lexus interior
  • Class-leading reliability rating
  • Seats up to eight
  • Sporty handling
  • Plenty of power
  • Great safety scores
  • Upscale, well-made cabin with lots of standard features
  • Available diesel engine
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Especially nice interior
  • Above-average safety scores
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Truck-like ride and handling
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Cramped third row
  • No third row
  • Tech features can be confusing

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 4.7L/285 Gas V6 3.7L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 14 City / 18 Hwy 15 City / 20 Hwy 15 City / 20 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4-Door SUV 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.8 108.3 114.7
Length, Overall (in) 188.2 190.7 188.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 78.5 76.3
Height, Overall (in) 74.6 68.2 71.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Running Boards Standard Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4871 4548 4705

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 7 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.9 142.2 132.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 39.2 39.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.2 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 61.6 59.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 59.0 58.3
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 38.6 39.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 38.7 40.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 61.6 59.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 59.1 58.3
Third Leg Room (in) 29.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 77.5 83.5 72.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 49.7 42.9 29.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 15.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Optional
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Standard Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Standard Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 4.7L/285 3.7L/- TBD - 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 263 @ 5400 300 @ 6000 268 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 323 @ 3400 275 @ 5000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 37.4 37.6 37.9

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 20 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.0 21.0 25.1

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard Optional
Air Suspension Standard Optional
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone, Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Rigid Axle Independent 4-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Adaptive Variable MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Adaptive Variable Multi-link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard