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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
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.000 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.400 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.100 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.000 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size 265/60R18 P275/55R19
Spare Tire Size 265/60R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 265/60R18 P275/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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 5467
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 301 @ 5500 240 @ 3600
Engine Type Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 26
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.000 1.00
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 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 w/Air Springs
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.7 9.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 (2012) 4
 
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