Compare 2013 Lincoln Navigator L vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2013 Lincoln Navigator L
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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
$57,038
$58,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,040
$62,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1001 / month
$1040 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
City
14 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Swing-Out -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
51.8 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.0 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
60.2 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
67.1 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
59.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.3 58.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Leg Room (in)
37.7 35.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 143.6
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
223.3 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
78.1 72.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
131.0 121.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 84.3
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 65.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 201.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
86.3 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 84.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
128.2 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 19.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
42.6 16.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x 0.86 13.6 x 0.9
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 1.3 13.8 x 1.3
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
33.5 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
N/A -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.93 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/70R18 P275/55R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
T22 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A -
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R18 P275/55R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
T22 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1305 600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8700 7500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
3016 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3016 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5467
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
23.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
N/A -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.4L/330 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5100 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 3600 455 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code
995 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Trans PTO Access
- TBD - -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- TBD - -
Trans Power Take Off
- TBD - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Model
N/A -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.34
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.46
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Lincoln Navigator L Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Code
NA -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.417 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.7 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Air Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Air Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Fully Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
- TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.5 9.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 (2012) 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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