Compare 2008 Lincoln Navigator vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2008 Lincoln Navigator
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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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
$44,956
$49,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,745
$53,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$812 / month
$890 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Lincoln Navigator has more going for it than bling. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 18 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.5 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
60.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
159.6 143
Third Shoulder Room (in)
51.9 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
59.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.3 58.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Leg Room (in)
37.7 34.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 40.6
Third Hip Room (in)
50.1 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 43.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.2 7.9 (10.9 w/Air Suspension)
Length, Overall (in)
208.4 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
78.3 72.4 - 75.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.2 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
119.0 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
67.0 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.1 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
54.4 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)
103.3 83.3
Brakes
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 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.83 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R18 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
T22 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/70R18 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
T22 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 7500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5977 5296
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.4L/330 3.0L/182.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5000 215 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Diesel V6
Fuel System
SEFI CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 3750 398 @ 1600 - 2800
Engine Order Code
995 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lincoln Navigator Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA w/Spring-Struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
multi-link w/Spring-Struts

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