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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L BlueTEC
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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
4WD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,126
$64,989
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$58,200
$74,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$970 / month
$1245 / month
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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 Lexus LX 570 comes loaded with worthwhile technology, but it's not as distinctive as a Range Rover or an Escalade.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 7 8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 58.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 61.0
Third Leg Room (in) 34.2 28.3
Second Head Room (in) 40.6 38.9
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 61.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 42.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 143.0 143.4
Third Head Room (in) 38.2 35.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 58.8
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.5 62.3
Second Leg Room (in) 39.5 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.1 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 121.1 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.4 77.6
Track Width, Front (in) 65.0 64.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 8.9
Length, Overall (in) 200.6 196.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.4 - 75.6 75.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 51.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.8 41.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 31.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 83.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 83.3 83.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 18.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 14.3 15.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.4 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.7 x 1.26 13.4 x - TBD -
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) 13.0 x 0.87 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.6 16.6 - 20.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 38.7
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.62 2.4 - 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P275/50R20 285/50R20
Spare Tire Size NA 285/50R20
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P275/50R20 285/50R20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 8500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 850
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5313 5995
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 20 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V8
Fuel System Direct Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 398 @ 1600 - 2400 403 @ 3600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 3800 383 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 12
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23) 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - 2.62
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.33
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.35
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 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Lexus LX 570
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Wheel Airmatic 4-Link Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 4-wheel Airmatic Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Air
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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