Compare 2013 Lexus GX 460 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2013 Lexus GX 460
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $49,492 $53,795
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $53,904 $58,590
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4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,032 $62,400
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 14 19 $59,427 $63,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 13 18 $80,817 $86,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL63 AMG 13 17 $108,740 $116,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,492
$58,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,795
$62,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$897 / month
$1040 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Lexus GX 460 plays to a niche audience, as a luxury SUV for those who need serious towing ability and body-on-frame ruggedness combined with Lexus refinement; but there are too many factors limiting its appeal for normal family use. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
35.200 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.500 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.500 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.100 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.000 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
141.400 143.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.200 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.400 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
29.300 35.0
Second Head Room (in)
40.400 40.0
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
43.100 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.300 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.700 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.100 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
189.200 201.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.200 72.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.400 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
109.800 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.200 84.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.400 64.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
91.900 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 19.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.600 16.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.700 49.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 84.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.300 x - TBD - 13.6 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)
13.300 x - TBD - 13.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.000 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.000 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.400 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.100 40.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
265/60R18 P275/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
265/60R18 P275/55R19
Spare Tire Size
265/60R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6500 7500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5128 5467
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
329 @ 3500 455 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
301 @ 5500 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.900 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.560 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.580 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.520 4.34
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.400 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.710 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.220 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.040 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Lexus GX 460 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Rigid Axle Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.7 9.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 (2012) 4

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