Compare 2014 INFINITI QX80 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2014 INFINITI QX80
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,032 $62,400
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 14 19 $59,427 $63,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 13 18 $80,817 $86,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL63 AMG 13 17 $108,740 $116,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$58,311
$58,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,700
$62,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1045 / month
$1040 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're looking for a luxury SUV with legitimate off-roading potential, vehicles like the QX80 fit your niche interests. 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
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.8 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
41 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
58.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
28.8 35.0
Second Head Room (in)
40 40.0
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.8 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.5 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
39.6 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 143.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.2 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
208.3 201.6
Height, Overall (in)
75.8 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.9 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
121.1 121.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.9 84.3
Track Width, Front (in)
67.5 64.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.6 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
95.1 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.6 16.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 84.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 52.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.6 x 0.9
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.6 40.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/60HR20 P275/55R19
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/60HR20 P275/55R19
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
8500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
850 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
850 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8500 7500
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7300 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5467
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
710 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
710 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
400 @ 5800 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Engine Oil Cooler
None -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
413 @ 4000 455 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.6 L/339 3.0L/182
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.89 4.34
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.46
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Infiniti QX80 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
2.94 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
2.94 -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Air Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.2 9.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -

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