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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $47,209 $53,045
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $51,477 $57,840
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $56,684 $60,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $57,614 $61,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 12 17 $78,539 $84,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,209
$56,684
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,045
$60,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$884 / month
$1016 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Lexus GX 470 is refined, comfortable, and ready for off-roading or towing; cargo versatility is sorely lacking compared to other SUVs, though. A nimble ride and elegant, tough styling help the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 58.3
Third Leg Room (in) 29.3 34.2
Second Head Room (in) 40.2 40.6
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Hip Room (in) 43.1 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 40.3
Third Head Room (in) 35.2 38.2
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.1 39.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 141.4 143.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 65.1
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 76.4
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.6 72.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 46.7 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 91.9 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 11.6 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.4
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) 12.3 x - TBD - 13.0 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) 13.3 x - TBD - 14.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.0 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.4 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 265/60R18 P275/50R20
Spare Tire Size 265/60R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 265/60R18 P275/50R20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 975 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6500 7500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5305 5423
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 4.6L/- TBD - 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 301 @ 5500 210 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 329 @ 3500 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.56 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus GX 460 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style 4-Door SUV Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Rigid Axle Four-link w/wtabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Airmatic
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Control arm w/stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Airmatic
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 11.1
 
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