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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 14 20 $54,301 $57,775
4WD 4-Door 13 18 $56,998 $60,675
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $58,190 $62,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 12 17 $79,329 $85,300
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $57,260 $61,570
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,301
$57,260
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,775
$61,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$963 / month
$1026 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Lavish and large, the 2012 Lincoln Navigator is luxury, American-style, but its powertrains are a step behind those of the competition. With rugged styling, fairly nimble handling and diesel economy, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class can charm the mud right off a Land Rover Range Rover.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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 34.2
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 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) - 143.0
Exterior Dimensions
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 78.3
Track Width, Front (in) 67.0 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.1 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 208.4 200.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 78.3 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 0.9 13.0 x 0.9
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 28.0 26.4
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.8 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.6
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.6
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code T22 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P255/70R18 P275/50R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA -
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code T22 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA -
Rear Tire Size P255/70R18 P275/50R20
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1350 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) 9000 7500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2909 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2909 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 5512
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 23.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
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 @ 3400
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.00
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code 446 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.45
Summary
Body Code 119" WB -
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Lincoln Navigator Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.4 - 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) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Fully Boxed -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 11.3
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
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