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Selected Style 4-Door 4WD (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4WD 13 18 $71,739 $80,155
4MATIC 4-Door G550
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door G63 AMG 12 14 $127,550 $137,150
4MATIC 4-Door G550 12 15 $107,322 $115,400
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser is every bit the off-road machine that it always has been--but the price is so, so high. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is basically a last-generation S-Class interior riding on one of the most off-road-worthy chassis out there; it makes almost no sense, which is why people seem to gravitate toward it.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 15 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 58.6 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61 53.7
Third Leg Room (in) 28.3 -
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 40
Third Hip Room (in) 56.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 52.5
Third Head Room (in) 35.8 -
Front Hip Room (in) 59.4 51.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 62.3 -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 41.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 42.2
Passenger Capacity 8 5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.6 71.8
Track Width, Front (in) 64.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.9 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 194.9 184.5
Height, Overall (in) 74 76.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 112.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.7 75.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.1 40.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43 40.3
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 10.7
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) 13.4 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.6 29
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Re-Circulating Ball
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 44.6
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/60HR18 P265/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P285/60HR18 P265/60VR18
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Full-Size
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 8200 7000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 8200 7000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 8200 7000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 820 700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1230 1050
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7275 7058
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15885 -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Displacement 5.7 L/346 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 381 @ 5600 382 @ 6000
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler Regular Regular
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 401 @ 3600 391 @ 2800
Engine Order Code NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 15
Trans PTO Access No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off No No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.59 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.33 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Vehicle Name Toyota Land Cruiser Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Trailing Link
Axle Type - Rear Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.91 4.38
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Leading Link
Axle Type - Front Independent Non-Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.91 4.38
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4189
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3086
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.8 13.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3.0 1.0
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 180
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