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Selected Style 4WD 4-Door 4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $49,662 $53,400
4MATIC 4-Door 4.6L 13 18 $51,987 $55,900
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 17 $71,959 $77,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,164
$49,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,315
$53,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$789 / month
$890 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Lexus GX 470 brings off-road credentials to the Lexus brand, but its skimpy rear-seat room and sluggish performance tarnish the image. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 58.3
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Third Leg Room (in) NA 34.0
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 40.6
Third Hip Room (in) NA - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 43.0
Third Head Room (in) NA 38.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.9 143
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 40.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 76.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 7.9 (10.9 w/Air Suspension)
Length, Overall (in) 188.2 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.6 72.4 - 75.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 65.1
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 121.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 49.7 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) 77.5 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 51.5
Brakes
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 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.3 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.0 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 265/65HR17 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size 265/65HR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 265/65HR17 P265/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 7500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4871 5296
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
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
Engine Type Gas V8 Diesel V6
Fuel System SFI CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 323 @ 3400 398 @ 1600 - 2800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.7L/285 3.0L/182.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 263 @ 5400 215 @ 3800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.57 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.92
Trans Type 5 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 4-Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name Lexus GX 470 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Rigid Axle 4-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Adaptive Variable w/Spring-Struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone, Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Adaptive Variable w/Spring-Struts
 
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