Compare 2015 Lexus GX 460 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2015 Lexus GX 460
2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $45,527 $49,485
4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 20 $56,225 $61,115
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4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,590 $63,000
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 14 19 $60,032 $64,550
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 13 18 $82,398 $88,600
4MATIC 4-Door GL63 AMG 13 17 $109,889 $118,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,527
$58,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,485
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$825 / month
$1050 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Lexus GX can go where few others can, but how many luxury car owners really take their SUVs off-road? The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL may be an expensive way to haul the family around, but it has excellent driving manners and some very sophisticated safety technology, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
38 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
29.3 35
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 40
Third Hip Room (in)
43.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
35.2 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
74.2 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 121.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 84.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
192.1 201.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.7 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.7 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.6 16
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 52.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 84.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 13.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 40.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P275/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60HR18 P275/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
650 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
650 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6500 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6600 7165
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
301 @ 5500 240 @ 3600
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty None
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
329 @ 3500 455 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6 L/281 3.0 L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 22
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.38
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GX 460 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.91 3.46
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.91 3.46
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.7 (Est)

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