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2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2010 Lexus RX 350 2010 Acura MDX
     
ML350 RWD SUV
  • ML350 RWD SUV
  • ML350 SUV
  • ML350 BlueTEC SUV
  • ML450 Hybrid SUV
  • ML550 SUV
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
AWD
  • AWD
  • AWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology and Entertainment Package
  • AWD with Advance Package
  • AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package

Prices

MSRP $45,700 $37,625 $42,230
Invoice $42,501 $34,049 $38,776
Avg. Paid $23,959 $25,706 $22,550

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.9 7.9
Critics' Rating 8.8 9.0 9.1
Performance 7.9 8.4 8.9
Interior 8.0 9.1 8.4
Operating Cost 6.7 7.4 7.2
Safety 9.4 9.4 9.4
Reliability 3.0 5.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy from diesel and hybrid models
  • Refined and powerful drivetrains
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Great safety scores
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Outstanding reliability
  • High safety scores
  • Smooth, car-like handling
  • Well-made, high-quality interior
  • Great handling
  • Attractive interior
  • Excellent safety scores
Cons
  • V8 trims have poor fuel economy
  • High projected maintenance and repair costs
  • Poor brake feel
  • Bland styling
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Mediocre fuel economy
  • Tight third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.7L/224
MPG 16 City / 21 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy 16 City / 21 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4-Door SUV 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 114.7 107.9 108.3
Length, Overall (in) 188.2 187.8 191.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.3 74.2 78.5
Height, Overall (in) 71.5 67.7 68.2

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4632 4178 4550

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Optional Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional Optional
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 5 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 132.7 100.9 142.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.1 39.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 43.1 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.8 58.0 61.6
Front Hip Room (in) 58.3 55.6 59.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 37.7 38.6
Second Leg Room (in) 40.0 36.8 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.8 57.6 61.5
Second Hip Room (in) 58.3 54.5 59.1
Third Leg Room (in) 29.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 72.4 80.3 83.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 29.4 40.0 42.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 15.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Optional Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard Standard
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 Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/211 3.7L/224
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 268 @ 6000 275 @ 6200 300 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 2400 - 5000 257 @ 4700 270 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic Sequential-Shift Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.9 38.8 37.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 25 21
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.1 19.2 21.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Arm Multilink Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link

Transmission

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