Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs 2012 Land Rover Range Rover

2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
2012 Land Rover Range Rover
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 17 21 $57,260 $61,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 18 $58,190 $62,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $79,329 $85,300
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4WD 4-Door HSE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door HSE 12 18 $72,277 $79,425
4WD 4-Door HSE LUX 12 18 $72,277 $79,425
4WD 4-Door SC 12 18 $86,286 $94,820
4WD 4-Door SC Automaticbiography 12 18 $86,286 $94,820
4WD 4-Door SC Automaticbiography Ultimate Edition 12 18 $86,286 $94,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$57,260
$72,277
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$61,570
$79,425
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1026 / month
$1324 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With rugged styling, fairly nimble handling and diesel economy, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class can charm the mud right off a Land Rover Range Rover. It can't rightly be called a value, but the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover delivers a truckload of ability and exclusivity along with its admittedly huge Monroney.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61.4
Third Leg Room (in)
34.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 38.3
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 60.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 38.9
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 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
143.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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)
78.3 80.1
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 9.1
Length, Overall (in)
200.7 195.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.4 73.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
51.5 42.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 35.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.4 39.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.8 60.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.3 74.2
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 40.9
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 0.9 13.9 x 0.8
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 1.3 14.1 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 27.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.46
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 770
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7500 7716
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5512 5697
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 19 x 8
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
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
Displacement
3.0L/182 5.0L/305
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 3400 385 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 1600-2400 380 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.52
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.54
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Land Rover Range Rover
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/lower arms
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.3 13.3

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