2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs. Its Competition

2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class 4MATIC 4-door 4.6L Angular Front Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Cadillac's Escalade comes with three rows of seats and an ornate style, and a hybrid powertrain is available.

The Lexus LX 570 is a huge off-road-friendly hauler with punishing weight and fuel economy, but small third-row seats.

The Land Rover Range Rover has prestige at its back and exceptional off-road prowess, but only two rows of seats.

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Quick Specs
9.0
A nimble ride and elegant, tough styling help the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
8.6
The 2011 Cadillac Escalade delivers solid, luxurious, and spacious accommodations with an advanced feature set. If you can live with the thirst of non-Hybrid models, it's unbeatable.
9.0
The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover is a bit pricey, but it delivers a lot of value, too.
7.6
The 2011 Lexus LX 570 is no Range Rover or Escalade, and it isn't a serious trail crawler either; what's left is a luxurious and well equipped SUV, but one with limited appeal.
MSRP From   
$60,950$63,455$78,835$79,455
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Turbocharged Diesel V6Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A
Style Name   
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC2WD 4-Door Base4WD 4-Door HSE4WD 4-Door
Drivetrain   
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
7758
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Sport Utility4 Door4 Door4 Door SUV
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic