Compare 2011 INFINITI QX56 vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2011 INFINITI QX56
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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2WD 4-Door 7-passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
QX56 2WD 4-Door 7-passenger 14 20 $54,169 $58,700
QX56 2WD 4-Door 8-passenger 14 20 $54,169 $58,700
QX56 4WD 4-Door 7-passenger 14 20 $57,024 $61,800
QX56 4WD 4-Door 8-passenger 14 20 $57,024 $61,800
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 17 23 $55,754 $59,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 17 $56,684 $60,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $77,050 $82,850

Pricing

Invoice Price

$54,169
$55,754

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$58,700
$59,950

Monthly Payment Estimate

$978 / month
$999 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
9.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The trip back home’s done the Infiniti QX56 a world of good; savor the V-8 and the cabin essence, and buy it in black to subdue that wide, tall front end. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class' nimble ride and elegant cabin charm the mud right off a Range Rover.

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Fuel Economy

City

14 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

20 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

EPA Classification

- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Third Hip Room (in)

48.8 - TBD -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

63.5 58.9

Front Leg Room (in)

39.6 40.3

Third Head Room (in)

36.4 38.2

Front Hip Room (in)

59.2 - TBD -

Third Shoulder Room (in)

60.5 50.5

Second Leg Room (in)

41.0 39.5

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 40.1

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Second Hip Room (in)

58.4 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

63.8 58.3

Third Leg Room (in)

28.3 34.2

Second Head Room (in)

40.0 40.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 143.0

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

9.2 7.9

Length, Overall (in)

208.3 200.6

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

75.8 72.4

Liftover Height (in)

34.9 - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.9 65.1

Wheelbase (in)

121.1 121.1

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

79.9 76.4

Track Width, Front (in)

67.5 65.0

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

95.1 83.3

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

20.2 18.9

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

16.6 14.3

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - 40.4

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

49.1 51.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

49.6 43.8

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

33.7 31.4

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

86.2 83.8

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.8 x 0.8 13.0 x 0.9

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 x 1.2 14.7 x 1.3

Brake Type

Power Pwr

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

NA -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

26.0 26.4

Fuel Tank Location

NA -

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

NA -

Aux Fuel Tank Location

NA -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

43.3 - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

19.7 -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

41.6 39.7

Steering Type

- TBD - Speed-Sensitive Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

- TBD - -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- 18.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- 3.6

Tires

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

- TBD - -

Spare Tire Size

P275/60R20 NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - -

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

- TBD - -

Rear Tire Size

P275/60R20 P275/50R20

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- TBD - -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - -

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - -

Front Tire Size

P275/60R20 P275/50R20

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

8500 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

850 600

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

8500 7500

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

14300 -

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

4495 -

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

2765 -

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

7300 -

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

3615 -

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2825 -

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

- 5423

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Aluminum NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

20 x 8.0 20 x 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

20 x 8.0 NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

20 x 8.0 20 x 8.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

15.6 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Watts

NA -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

400 @ 5800 210 @ 3800

Engine Type

Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6

Fuel System

DI Direct Injection

Engine Oil Cooler

NA -

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

413 @ 4000 400 @ 1600 - 2400

Engine Order Code

VK56VD NA

Displacement

5.6L/339 3.0L/182

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

16 19

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

20 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

14 17

Transmission

Trans PTO Access

NA -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA - TBD -

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 3.42/2.23

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.17 2.86

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA -

Trans Power Take Off

NA -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic

Transfer Case Model

NA -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.86 0.82

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.89 4.38

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA - TBD -

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.78 0.73

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.03 1.92

Trans Type

7 7

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- 3.45

Summary

Vehicle Name

Infiniti QX56 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Body Code

121.1" WB -

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

- TBD - -

Axle Type - Front

- TBD - -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Rear

Self-Leveling Four-link w/stabilizer bar

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

- TBD - -

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

- TBD - -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Axle Type - Rear

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Double control-arm w/stabilizer bar

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

- TBD - -

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

- Adaptive air

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

- Adaptive air

Frame

Frame Type

Ladder -

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

1 3

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

11.6 11.1

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