Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs 2003 Lexus RX 300

2003 Mercedes-Benz G Class
2003 Lexus RX 300
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4-Door 4WD 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4WD 5.0L 13 14 $68,448 $73,600
4-Door 4WD 5.5L AMG 14 15 $83,607 $89,900
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4-Door SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 19 23 $30,909 $35,125
4-Door SUV 4WD 18 22 $32,493 $36,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,448
$30,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,600
$35,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1227 / month
$585 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
14 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
124 110
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
42.2 38.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
52.5 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 180.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.3 65.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.2 39.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.5 75.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- TBD - 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 43.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.5 41.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60VR18 225/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60VR18 225/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
P265/60VR18 225/70SR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5423 3715
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 80
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 5500 220 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
336 @ 2800-4000 222 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA 1MZ-FE
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
14 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
0.87 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.16 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.94
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz G-Class Lexus RX 300
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Rigid Axle Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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