Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs 2013 INFINITI QX56

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
2013 INFINITI QX56
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4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,032 $62,400
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 14 19 $59,427 $63,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 13 18 $80,817 $86,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL63 AMG 13 17 $108,740 $116,925
2WD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$58,032
$56,218
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,400
$60,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1040 / month
$1013 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot. If a need still exists for full-size luxury SUVs, it'll be fulfilled by civilized utes like the Infiniti QX56.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 63.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 39.6
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 36.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 59.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.5 60.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 41.0
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
143.6 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 63.8
Third Leg Room (in)
35.0 28.3
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.8 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 9.2
Length, Overall (in)
201.6 208.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.8 75.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 34.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 67.9
Wheelbase (in)
121.1 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
84.3 79.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
84.1 86.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
93.8 95.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.7 20.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.0 16.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
52.4 49.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.4 49.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.9 13.78 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)
13.8 x 1.3 13.78 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 26.0
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 41.6
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A 43.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 19.7
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 19.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA P275/60HR20
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/55R19 P275/60HR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/55R19 P275/60HR20
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- N/A
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7500 8500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 850
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5467 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3615
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2825
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 14300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 4495
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2765
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 20 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 15.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Maximum Alternator Watts
- NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
455 @ 1600-2400 413 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 5.6L/339
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 3600 400 @ 5800
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 14
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.170
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.412
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.864
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.34 4.887
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.027
Trans Type
7 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.775
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class INFINITI QX56
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Air Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Self-Leveling
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 2.937
Axle Type - Front
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 11.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder

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