Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs 2011 Lexus LX 570

2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
2011 Lexus LX 570
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4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $57,260 $61,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $58,190 $62,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 12 17 $79,329 $85,300
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 12 18 $70,716 $79,455
Pricing
Invoice Price
$57,260
$70,716
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$61,570
$79,455
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1026 / month
$1324 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.6
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. The 2011 Lexus LX 570 is no Range Rover or Escalade, and it isn't a serious trail crawler either; what's left is a luxurious and well equipped SUV, but one with limited appeal.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 61.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.9
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
143.0 -
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
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
200.7 196.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.4 75.6
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)
78.3 77.6
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 64.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.9 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)
14.7 x 1.3 13.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 24.6
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 16.6-20.7
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/50R20 285/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/50R20 285/50R20
Spare Tire Size
NA 285/50R20
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7500 7000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5512 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7275
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2998
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2997
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 1600-2400 403 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 3400 383 @ 5600
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 12
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Lexus LX 570
Body Code
- 112.2
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Four link
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.3 13.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder

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