With the passing years, the Mercedes-Benz G Class sees its erstwhile competition come and go.
HUMMER is gone for good, though a used H1 is a 1990s throwback with the same visual impact as a Gelaendewagen.
Back for the 2013 model year are both of the Japanese utes that have a strong off-road heritage; the Land Cruiser and the LX 570 are essentially the same vehicle, with more standard features on the Lexus accounting for its slightly higher weight (of just under 6000 pounds) and its slightly lower gas mileage, still a notch above that of the G550.
For a more regal take on off-roading with more control dictated by electronic systems, there's the latest Range Rover, which exudes confidence off-road and composure on pavement.
It's a much more modern iteration of the classic SUV than the G Class and feels like it, with a lighter, smaller, more nimble feel--if those are words that can even be used to describe any sport-utility vehicle, they describe the latest Range Rover.
|2013 Mercedes-Benz G ClassGet FREE Price Quote||2013 Lexus LX 570Get FREE Price Quote||2013 Toyota Land CruiserGet FREE Price Quote||2012 Land Rover Range RoverGet FREE Price Quote|
|12 MPG City / 15 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4MATIC 4-Door G550||4WD 4-Door||4-Door 4WD (Natl)||4WD 4-Door HSE|
|All-Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicles||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door|
|Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic|