Compare 2009 GMC Yukon XL Denali vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz R Class

2009 GMC Yukon XL Denali
2009 Mercedes-Benz R Class
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2WD 4-Door 1500
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 19 $44,314 $47,650
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L BlueTEC 18 24 $45,710 $49,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,150
$44,314
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,850
$47,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$881 / month
$794 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is unlike any station wagon, minivan, or SUV currently on the market, and with the new BlueTEC model, it can haul six in supreme comfort at 24 mpg.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
60.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 60.3
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4
Third Hip Room (in)
49.1 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 39.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
7 6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 119.9
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 126.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 77.1
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202.0 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
- TBD - 65.2
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 203.0
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 15.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.3 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.18 13 x 1.26
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 0.79 13 x 0.55
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
NA 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.62
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R18 P255/55R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2134 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R18 P255/55R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2134 -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1275 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8500 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2565 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2697 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4940
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
Displacement
6.2L/378 3.5L/213
Engine Oil Cooler
No -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 @ 5700 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 @ 4300 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
L9H NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Drivetrain
2 Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.86
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
BW 4481 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
GMC Yukon XL Denali Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Body Code
NA -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-over Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Coil Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- 4-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 3

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