Compare 2012 Lexus GX 460 vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2012 Lexus GX 460
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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4WD 4-Door
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
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 17 21 $57,260 $61,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 18 $58,190 $62,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $79,329 $85,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,984
$57,260
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,245
$61,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$887 / month
$1026 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.8
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
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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
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
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
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)
38.1 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion 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)
5128 5512
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/281 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
301 @ 5500 210 @ 3400
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 - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
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
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
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 11.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 2

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