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Selected Style 4-Door LE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door LE 14 17 $31,150 $35,000
4-Door LSE 14 17 $33,820 $38,000
4-Door AWD
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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 17 21 $29,540 $33,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,150
$29,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,000
$33,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$583 / month
$566 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose 4WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.7
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 57.9
Front Leg Room (in) 38.5 40.3
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 58.9 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 105
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 58.9 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 58.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 41.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.6 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 178.7 180.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 60.6 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 77.4 69.9
Liftover Height (in) 29.0 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 100.0 111.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 45.8 40
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 69.8 85.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 42.75
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 45.8 40.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 39.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.22 x 0.59
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.93 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Channel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.4 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.3 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 37
Steering Type Pwr Worm & Roller Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 235/70HR16 255/65R16
Spare Tire Size 235/70HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 235/70HR16 255/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1650 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4465 4237
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 233 @ 3000 233 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.0L/241 3.2L/195.2
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 4750 215 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 3.32 2.64
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.48 3.93
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.49
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.21 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Four-Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.09 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Land Rover Discovery Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil springs w/ Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Trailing Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil springs w/ Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Radius arms w/Torsion Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 80 - TBD -
 
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