Compare 2012 INFINITI QX56 vs 2012 Lincoln Navigator vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2012 INFINITI QX56
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2012 Lincoln Navigator
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2012 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 $55,525 $60,000
QX56 2WD 4-Door 8-passenger 14 20 $55,525 $60,000
QX56 4WD 4-Door 7-passenger 14 20 $58,389 $63,100
QX56 4WD 4-Door 8-passenger 14 20 $58,389 $63,100
2WD 4-Door
Select style
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 17 21 $57,260 $61,570
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 18 $58,190 $62,570
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $79,329 $85,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,525
$54,301
$57,260
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,000
$57,775
$61,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1000 / month
$963 / month
$1026 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Infiniti's civilized the full-sized SUV about as well as Land Rover has--but does the world still need big utes like this one? Lavish and large, the 2012 Lincoln Navigator is luxury, American-style, but its powertrains are a step behind those of the competition. With rugged styling, fairly nimble handling and diesel economy, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class can charm the mud right off a Land Rover Range Rover.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
- - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.4 37.6 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 60.2 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 51.9 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
41.0 39.1 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.5 40.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
58.4 59.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 63.3 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
28.3 37.7 34.2
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 39.7 40.6
Third Hip Room (in)
48.8 50.1 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.5 63.7 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
39.6 41.1 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - 143.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.2 9.1 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
208.3 208.4 200.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
75.8 78.3 72.4
Liftover Height (in)
34.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.9 67.2 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
121.1 119.0 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.9 78.8 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
67.5 67.0 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.2 - TBD - 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.6 18.1 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.1 - TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.6 54.4 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 - TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.2 - TBD - 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
95.1 103.3 83.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 0.8 13.1 x 0.9 13.0 x 0.9
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.2 13.5 x 1.3 14.7 x 1.3
Brake Type
Power Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
NA NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.0 28.0 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
43.3 N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.7 20.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.6 40.8 39.7
Steering Type
- TBD - Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - 18.6
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - 3.6
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - NA -
Rear Tire Size
P275/60R20 P255/70R18 P275/50R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T22 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P275/60R20 P255/70R18 P275/50R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - NA -
Spare Tire Size
P275/60R20 Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA T22 NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
8500 - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
850 1350 600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8500 9000 7500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4495 - TBD - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2765 2909 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7300 - TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3615 - TBD - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2825 2909 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14300 - TBD - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- - 5512
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.6 23.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
400 @ 5800 310 @ 5100 210 @ 3400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
DI Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
413 @ 4000 365 @ 3600 400 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code
VK56VD 995 NA
Displacement
5.6L/339 5.4L/330 3.0L/182
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14 17
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.40 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 446 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.89 4.17 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 - 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 1.54 1.92
Trans Type
7 6 7
Trans PTO Access
NA NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- - 3.45
Summary
Vehicle Name
INFINITI QX56 Lincoln Navigator Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Code
121.1" WB 119" WB -
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - 3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Self-Leveling w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.4 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- - NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Fully Boxed -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 11.6 11.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 1 2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
-
Rollover Rating
-
-

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