Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser

2013 Mercedes-Benz G Class
2013 Toyota Land Cruiser
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4MATIC 4-Door G 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door G 550 12 15 $105,090 $113,000
4MATIC 4-Door G 63 AMG 12 14 $124,899 $134,300
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4-Door 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4WD 13 18 $70,307 $78,555
Pricing
Invoice Price
$105,090
$70,307
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$113,000
$78,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1883 / month
$1309 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
It has more power and more luxury features than ever, but the G Class' boxy charm and its hardcore off-road talent remain intact. Still an off-road specialist by design, the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser's grown ever so expensive; did it ever make sense?
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
15 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 61.1
Front Leg Room (in)
52.5 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 59.8
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
42.2 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
124.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 61.0
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 62.3
Third Leg Room (in)
- 28.4
Third Hip Room (in)
- 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
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)
71.8 77.6
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 64.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 194.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
76.0 74.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.4 13.6 x - TBD -
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)
12.3 x 1.2 13.4 x - TBD -
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)
25.4 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 14.2 - 17.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.5 38.7
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P265/60R18 P285/60R18
Spare Tire Size
P265/60R18 P285/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 8500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 1275
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5622 5730
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 17.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4800 401 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA N/A
Displacement
5.5L/333 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
388 @ 6000 381 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
15 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 13
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.909
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.16 2.618
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.588
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.333
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.353
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
0.87 1.000
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.728
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.061
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.960
Trans Order Code
NA N/A
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz G-Class Toyota Land Cruiser
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Solid Axle Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.98
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.68
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle 4-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.1 12.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 (2012) - TBD -

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