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

2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
2008 Land Rover Range Rover
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $49,662 $53,400
4MATIC 4-Door 4.6L 13 18 $51,987 $55,900
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 17 $71,959 $77,375
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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
$49,662
$70,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,400
$77,175
Monthly Payment Estimate
$890 / month
$1286 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power. 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
18 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.0 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61.4
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Leg Room (in)
34.0 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 38.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 60.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 38.9
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
143 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.1 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
121.1 113.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.0 77.0
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 (10.9 w/Air Suspension) 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
200.6 195.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.4 - 75.6 75.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
51.5 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 34.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.4 39.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.8 62.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.3 73.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
18.9 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.3 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.4 41.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 27.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.0
Steering Type
Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.46
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60R18 255/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - 255/55HR19
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18 255/55HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 550
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 7700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7500 7700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 550
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5296 5474
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 19 x 8
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Engine Type
Diesel V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
CDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 1600 - 2800 325 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182.3 4.4L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 3800 305 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23) 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - 2.93
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.52
Trans Type
7 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Land Rover Range Rover
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Spring-Struts w/lower arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Arm Multi-link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Spring-Struts NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut

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