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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L
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Trim

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
4-Door 4WD (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4WD 13 18 $56,088 $64,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,026
$56,088
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,200
$64,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1470 / month
$1068 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class climbs rocks the old-fashioned way, with the looks to match. The 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser builds on a world-class reputation for hardy off-road performance and greatly improves its on-road performance, but don’t expect a plush ride or posh interior.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 15 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 8
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 61.1
Front Leg Room (in) 52.5 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 124 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 41.9 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 42.2 38.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 58.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 61.0
Third Leg Room (in) - 28.4
Third Hip Room (in) - 56.6
Third Head Room (in) - 35.8
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 62.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 8.9
Length, Overall (in) 185.6 194.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 77.8 74.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 77.6
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 64.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 79.5 81.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 16.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 45.2 43.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD - 13.6 x - TBD -
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 - 13.4 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.4 25.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.5 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Recir Ball Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P265/60R18 P285/60R18
Spare Tire Size P265/60R18 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P265/60R18 P285/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7000 8500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 700 850
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5510 5690
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 Full-size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 17.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 336 @ 2800 - 4000 401 @ 3600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 292 @ 5500 381 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 15 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 13
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.16 2.62
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.33
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.35
Trans Type 7 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 0.87 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz G-Class Toyota Land Cruiser
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.68
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid Axle 4-link w/
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Rigid Axle Double-Wishbone w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.98
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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