Compare 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs 2008 Land Rover Range Rover

2009 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
2008 Land Rover Range Rover
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L BlueTEC 17 23 $54,126 $58,200
4MATIC 4-Door 4.6L 13 18 $55,056 $59,200
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 17 $75,609 $81,300
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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
$54,126
$70,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$58,200
$77,175
Monthly Payment Estimate
$970 / month
$1286 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is expensive, but it's very capable and family-friendly with lots of room, power, and safety equipment. 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
17 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
34.2 -
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)
40.3 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
143.0 - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 40.2
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.4 77.0
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.1 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
121.1 113.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
51.5 42.3
Brakes
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 0.87 13.8 x 0.79
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)
14.7 x 1.26 13.3 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 27.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.0
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P275/50R20 255/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA 255/55HR19
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/50R20 255/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 7700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 550
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 550
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 7700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5313 5474
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 19 x 8
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 19 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 19 x 8
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 1600 - 2400 325 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 4.4L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 3800 305 @ 5750
Engine Type
Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 12
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23) 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Land Rover Range Rover
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Airmatic Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
4-wheel Airmatic MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/lower arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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