Compare 2008 GMC Yukon XL vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class

2008 GMC Yukon XL
2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class
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2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE w/3SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE w/3SA 14 20 $35,607 $38,915
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE w/3SB 14 20 $36,380 $39,760
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLT w/4SA 14 20 $36,380 $39,760
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLT w/4SB 14 20 $36,380 $39,760
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLE w/3SA N/A N/A $36,906 $40,335
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLE w/3SB N/A N/A $37,643 $41,140
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLT w/4SA N/A N/A $37,643 $41,140
2WD 4-Door 2500 SLT w/4SB N/A N/A $37,643 $41,140
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLE w/3SA 14 19 $38,205 $41,755
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLE w/3SB 14 19 $38,974 $42,595
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLT w/4SA 14 19 $38,974 $42,595
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLT w/4SB 14 19 $38,974 $42,595
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLE w/3SA N/A N/A $39,505 $43,175
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLE w/3SB N/A N/A $40,246 $43,985
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLT w/4SA N/A N/A $40,246 $43,985
4WD 4-Door 2500 SLT w/4SB N/A N/A $40,246 $43,985
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4-Door RWD 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door RWD 3.5L 15 20 $39,153 $42,100
4-Door 4MATIC 3.5L 15 19 $41,478 $44,600
4-Door 4MATIC 3.0L CDI 18 24 $42,408 $45,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,607
$39,153
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,915
$42,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$649 / month
$702 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you seek a supremely comfortable people hauler but eschew traditional station wagons, minivans, and SUVs, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class may be for you.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.10 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.8
Passenger Capacity
8 6
Second Hip Room (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 40.4
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 148
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.8 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
222.4 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
76.8 65.2
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 126.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 75.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 203.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
101.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
137.4 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
35.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
45.8 15.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
69.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
90.0 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x 0.79 - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17.75 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
QAN NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2105 -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P255/55R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2105 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QAN NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P255/55R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 - TBD -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1065 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)
7100 NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
13000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2769 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2683 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3300 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4938
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 17.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 17.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
340 @ 4200 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
LY5 NA
Displacement
5.3L/323 3.5L/213
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5200 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Type
4 7
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 2-Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Yukon XL Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Body Code
E52 -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil springs Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- 4-Arm Multi-link
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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