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2012 Lexus GX 460

2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

  2011 Lexus GX 460 4WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class 4MATIC 4-door 4.6L Side Exterior View
Invoice $48,984 $57,260
15/20 12/21
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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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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  • Strong V-8 powertrain
  • Useful off-road electronics
  • Decent ride quality
  • Towing ability


  • High cargo floor
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Too-light steering
  • Spongy brake pedal feel
  • Hatch opens to the wrong side for curb loading


  • Appealing blend of luxury, ruggedness
  • Spacious three-row seating
  • Real off-road ability
  • Diesel gives good fuel economy


  • Even the base GL is expensive
  • Ride gets jittery with big tires
  • GL 550's low gas mileage
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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