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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $58,190 $62,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 12 17 $79,329 $85,300
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $57,260 $61,570
4WD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$57,260
$70,716
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$61,570
$79,455
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1026 / month
$1324 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 65.0 64.6
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
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
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 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), At Lock - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 16.6-20.7
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P275/50R20 285/50R20
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - 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 Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2997
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 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
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
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - 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 Type - Rear - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - - TBD -
Axle Type - Front - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - 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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