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AWD 4dr Man
  • AWD 4dr Turbo S
  • AWD 4dr Man
  • AWD 4dr Tiptronic
  • AWD 4dr S
  • AWD 4dr S Transsyberia Tiptronic
  • AWD 4dr GTS Man
  • AWD 4dr GTS Tiptronic
  • AWD 4dr Turbo
Base
  • Base
  • AWD
  • AWD
ML350 RWD SUV
  • ML350 RWD SUV
  • ML350 SUV
  • ML350 BlueTEC SUV
  • ML450 Hybrid SUV
  • ML550 SUV

Prices

MSRP $45,500 $42,850 $45,700
Invoice $40,770 $39,569 $42,501
Avg. Paid $31,855 $23,887 $23,959

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.0 7.9
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.2 8.8
Performance 8.3 8.7 7.9
Interior 8.0 8.5 8.0
Operating Cost N/A 7.3 6.7
Safety N/A 10.0 9.4
Reliability 4.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sporty performance
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Upscale interior
  • Good reliability rating
  • Great handling
  • Powerful available V8 engine in FX50 models
  • Good fuel economy in base models
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Great fuel economy from diesel and hybrid models
  • Refined and powerful drivetrains
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Great safety scores
Cons
  • High price, especially in upper trims
  • Limited cargo space
  • Poor fuel economy from larger engine
  • Not as much cargo capacity as some rivals
  • Ride quality may be too stiff for some
  • Below-average reliability rating for the class
  • V8 trims have poor fuel economy
  • High projected maintenance and repair costs
  • Poor brake feel
  • Bland styling

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/219 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy 16 City / 23 Hwy 16 City / 21 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door SUV 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.4 113.6 114.7
Length, Overall (in) 188.9 191.3 188.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 75.9 76.3
Height, Overall (in) 66.9 66.1 71.5

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4762 4156 4632

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard 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 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 102.5 132.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.3 39.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 44.7 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.3 59.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.9 58.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 38.5 39.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 34.6 40.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.4 59.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.2 58.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 62.51 62.0 72.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 19.07 24.8 29.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat 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 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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/219 3.5L/213 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6200 303@6800 268 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 273 @ 3000 262 @ 4800 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 38.4 36.7 37.9

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23 21
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 23.8 25.1

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Air Suspension Optional
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Multi-Link 4-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Stabilizer bar

Transmission

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