Compare 2011 Lincoln Navigator vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2011 Lincoln Navigator
2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 17 21 $56,684 $60,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 18 $57,614 $61,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $78,539 $84,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,171
$56,684
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,630
$60,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$961 / month
$1016 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Lincoln Navigator is large and lavish, in a uniquely American way, though its powertrains are a step behind those of rival truck-based SUVs. A nimble ride and elegant, tough styling help the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 40.3
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 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
159.4 143.0
Second Hip Room (in)
59.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.3 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
37.7 34.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 40.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
50.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.2 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
208.4 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
78.3 72.4
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 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
67.0 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
103.3 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 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 14.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28.0 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.0 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.8 39.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
T22 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R18 P275/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
T22 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/70R18 P275/50R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 7500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5810 5423
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
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
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
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
SEFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 3600 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
995 NA
Displacement
5.4L/330 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5100 210 @ 3800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 17
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Lincoln Navigator Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Airmatic
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Control arm w/stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA Airmatic
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Four-link w/wtabilizer bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 11.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 2
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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