Compare 2009 Land Rover LR3 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2009 Land Rover LR3
2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4WD 4-Door V8 LUX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door V8 12 17 $41,837 $45,975
4WD 4-Door V8 HSE 12 17 $41,837 $45,975
4WD 4-Door V8 LUX 12 17 $41,837 $45,975
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 20 $40,920 $44,000
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $41,850 $45,000
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 18 $49,058 $52,750
4MATIC 4-Door 6.3L AMG 11 14 $80,910 $87,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,837
$40,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,975
$44,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$766 / month
$733 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Land Rover LR3 is built for off-roading. If you don’t plan to spend much time off pavement, you might be better matched with another choice. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is an appealing SUV with good road manners and a lofty price tag.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
42.4 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 107
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.5 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.6 114.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
44.5 29.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
48.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
76.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.3 72.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.8 25.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/55HR19 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
175/80R19 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/55HR19 P255/50R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1654 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1654 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
551 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
551 720
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5796 4705
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8 19 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
315 @ 4000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5500 268 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 15
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.93 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - TBD -
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Land Rover LR3 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent, air 4-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent, air Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 -

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