Compare 2008 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs 2008 Land Rover Range Rover

2008 Mercedes-Benz G Class
2008 Land Rover Range Rover
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4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L 12 15 $82,026 $88,200
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L AMG 11 13 $104,067 $111,900
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4WD 4-Door HSE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door HSE 12 18 $70,229 $77,175
4WD 4-Door SC 12 18 $84,471 $92,825
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,026
$70,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,200
$77,175
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1470 / month
$1286 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class climbs rocks the old-fashioned way, with the looks to match. The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover remains the ultimate luxury sport-utility vehicle, a well-heeled performer for those well-heeled enough to own one.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
15 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 60.0
Front Leg Room (in)
52.5 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
124 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
42.2 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 61.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
77.8 75.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 113.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 77.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 195.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.2 34.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 39.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 62.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.5 73.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 41.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x - TBD - 13.8 x 0.79
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)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.3 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.4 27.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Recir Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.5 38.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P265/60R18 255/55HR19
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18 255/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60R18 255/55HR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 550
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 550
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 7700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7000 7700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5510 5474
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 8
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
336 @ 2800 - 4000 325 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 4.4L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 5500 305 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
15 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 12
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.52
Trans Type
7 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
0.87 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.16 2.93
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.17
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz G-Class Land Rover Range Rover
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Rigid Axle MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/lower arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Double-Wishbone

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