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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
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 40.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 51.5
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
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.3 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.0 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size 265/65HR17 P265/60R18
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 750
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4871 5296
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
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
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 263 @ 5400 215 @ 3800
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 24
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 4-Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name Lexus GX 470 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Adaptive Variable w/Spring-Struts
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
 
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