Compare 2009 Lexus LX 570 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2009 Lexus LX 570
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 12 18 $67,510 $75,855
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
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
$67,510
$49,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,855
$53,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1264 / month
$890 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Lexus LX 570 is not as distinctive as a Range Rover or an Escalade, but it is loaded with worthwhile technology. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
58.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.0 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
28.3 34.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 40.6
Third Hip Room (in)
56.6 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 43.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
143.4 143
Third Head Room (in)
35.8 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
58.8 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.3 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.1
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.6 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
64.6 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.9 7.9 (10.9 w/Air Suspension)
Length, Overall (in)
196.5 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
75.6 72.4 - 75.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 121.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
41.0 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)
83.1 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.5 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)
13.6 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)
13.4 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 - 20.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 - 3.4 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
285/50R20 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
285/50R20 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/50R20 P265/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8500 7500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
850 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5995 5296
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 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
MPFI CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
403 @ 3600 398 @ 1600 - 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.7L/346 3.0L/182.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
383 @ 5600 215 @ 3800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.62 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Lexus LX 570 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.)
Air 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.)
Air w/Spring-Struts
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 -

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