Compare 2013 INFINITI FX50 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2013 INFINITI FX50
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 14 20 $56,911 $61,500
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,032 $62,400
4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 14 19 $59,427 $63,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 13 18 $80,817 $86,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL 63 AMG 13 17 $108,740 $116,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,911
$58,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$61,500
$62,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1025 / month
$1040 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.200 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.300 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.500 143.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.500 40.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.400 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
44.700 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.900 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.600 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.300 41.2
Third Leg Room (in)
- 35.0
Third Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.400 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.100 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.300 201.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
N/A - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.100 72.8
Liftover Height (in)
31.100 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.600 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
113.600 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
N/A - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.900 84.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
67.800 84.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.000 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 19.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.700 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.300 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.800 49.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
N/A - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.800 x 0.800 13.6 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.000 x 1.300 13.8 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.800 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.100 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.700 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.960 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50VR20 P275/55R19
Spare Tire Size
T175/90D18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50VR20 P275/55R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4556 5467
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.600 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 4400 455 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code
N/A NA
Displacement
5.0L/307 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
390 @ 6500 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.860 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.890 4.34
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.030 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.040 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.170 2.86
Trans Order Code
N/A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.540 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.410 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.770 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
INFINITI FX50 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Air Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.5 9.7

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