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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 14 20 $48,773 $53,120
4WD 4-Door N/A N/A $51,383 $56,020
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
$48,773
$49,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,120
$53,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$885 / month
$890 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Lincoln Navigator is a well-rounded, full-size SUV offering both luxury and performance. 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 20 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 50.1 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.7 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 43.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 159.6 143
Third Head Room (in) 37.6 38.2
Front Hip Room (in) 60.2 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 51.9 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 40.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 40.1
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Second Hip Room (in) 59.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.3 58.3
Third Leg Room (in) 37.7 34.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 40.6
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 Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 130.3 83.3
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
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x 0.9 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) 13.5 x 1.3 13.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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) 3.2 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 Size 17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code T22 NA
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
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) 5814 5296
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 23.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 365 @3600 398 @ 1600 - 2800
Engine Order Code 995 NA
Displacement 5.4L/330 3.0L/182.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5000 215 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Diesel V6
Fuel System SEFI CDI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code 44G 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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Spring-Struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) SLA w/Spring-Struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Arm Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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