Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs 2014 Lexus LX 570

2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
2014 Lexus LX 570
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4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,590 $63,000
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 14 19 $60,032 $64,550
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 13 18 $82,398 $88,600
4MATIC 4-Door GL63 AMG 13 17 $109,889 $118,160
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 12 17 $76,019 $82,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$58,590
$76,019
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,000
$82,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1050 / month
$1377 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL may be an expensive way to haul the family around, but it has excellent driving manners and some very sophisticated safety technology, too. The Lexus LX 570 is luxurious and capable, but above all, bulky.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 17 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 38.3
Third Leg Room (in)
35 28.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 34.4
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 35.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.9
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.5 62.3
Second Head Room (in)
40 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- 56.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
201.6 197
Height, Overall (in)
72.8 73.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
121.1 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
84.3 77.6
Track Width, Front (in)
64.8 64.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.4 41
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
52.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
93.8 83.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16 15.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
84.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.7 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 13.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 24.6
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P275/55HR19 P285/50VR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/55HR19 P285/50VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 7000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7165 7385
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 20 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 20 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 3600 383 @ 5600
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
455 @ 1600 403 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/182 5.7 L/346
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 14
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.33
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.35
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4MATIC Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Lexus LX 570
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.46 3.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.46 3.91
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 (Est) 13.1 (Est)

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