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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $48,984 $53,245
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $53,396 $58,040
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $58,190 $62,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 12 17 $79,329 $85,300
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $57,260 $61,570
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,984
$57,260
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,245
$61,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$887 / month
$1026 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 GX 460 is a good pick for those who need the serious towing ability of a body-on-frame SUV, along with the refinement of a Lexus. But gas mileage is dismal, and it has some pretty critical packaging flaws that limit its usefulness. With rugged styling, fairly nimble handling and diesel economy, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class can charm the mud right off a Land Rover 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 Head Room (in) 40.4 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
Second Hip Room (in) 55.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 58.3
Third Leg Room (in) 29.3 34.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 200.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.2 72.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 78.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.0 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.4 18.6
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 265/60R18 P275/50R20
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5128 5512
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
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
Displacement 4.6L/281 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 301 @ 5500 210 @ 3400
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
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
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 - TBD -
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 4-Door SUV Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Lexus GX 460 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Rigid Axle Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 11.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 2
 
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