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Selected Style 4-Door 4WD (SE)
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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4WD 13 18 $71,739 $80,155
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Trim

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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$71,739
$58,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$80,155
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1336 / month
$1050 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 28.3 35
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 40
Third Hip Room (in) 56.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 40.3
Third Head Room (in) 35.8 38.9
Front Hip Room (in) 59.4 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 62.3 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 41.2
Passenger Capacity 8 7
Second Hip Room (in) 58.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.6 84.3
Track Width, Front (in) 64.6 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.9 8.5
Length, Overall (in) 194.9 201.6
Height, Overall (in) 74 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 65.5
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 121.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.7 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.1 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 52.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 84.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - 19.7
Brakes
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) 13.4 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.6 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 40.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/60HR18 P275/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P285/60HR18 P275/55HR19
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 8200 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 8200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 820 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 820 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 8200 NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15885 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7275 7165
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement 5.7 L/346 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 381 @ 5600 240 @ 3600
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Diesel Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler Regular Duty None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 401 @ 3600 455 @ 1600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 26
Transmission
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Land Cruiser Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style Sport Utility 4MATIC
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear Rigid Axle Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.91 3.46
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.91 3.46
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.8 9.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3.0 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 180
 
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