Compare 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2013 Lexus GX vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2013 Lexus GX
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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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4WD 4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo Trailhawk 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $37,292 $39,595
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $41,296 $43,995
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $41,296 $43,995
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT8 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT8 Alpine 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT8 Vapor 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 23 $27,229 $27,695
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 17 23 $27,229 $27,695
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $34,952 $37,095
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 17 23 $38,046 $40,495
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 17 23 $38,046 $40,495
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX 460 4WD 4-Door 15 20 $49,492 $53,795
GX 460 4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $53,904 $58,590
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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 19 26 $58,032 $62,400
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 14 19 $59,427 $63,900
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 13 18 $80,817 $86,900
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 63 AMG 13 17 $108,740 $116,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,174
$49,492
$58,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,695
$53,795
$62,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$495 / month
$897 / month
$1040 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee blurs the SUV-crossover line expertly; better transmissions are at the top of the wish list. The 2013 Lexus GX 460 plays to a niche audience, as a luxury SUV for those who need serious towing ability and body-on-frame ruggedness combined with Lexus refinement; but there are too many factors limiting its appeal for normal family use. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 56.500 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 7 7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 34.100 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.000 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 55.200 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 55.400 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.400 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 141.400 143.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.300 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.700 40.3
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.300 35.0
Third Hip Room (in)
- 43.100 - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.200 38.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.500 50.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 62.400 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 109.800 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 74.200 84.3
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 62.400 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.100 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 189.200 201.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 74.200 72.8
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.1 46.700 49.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 84.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.7 91.900 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - 19.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 11.600 16.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 52.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.2 13.300 x - TBD - 13.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.55 12.300 x - TBD - 13.6 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 23.000 26.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 3.000 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9-15.7 18.400 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.100 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 265/60R18 P275/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 265/60R18 P275/55R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact 265/60R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6500 7500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 975 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4632 5128 5467
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 7.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 329 @ 3500 455 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code
ERB NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 4.6L/281 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 301 @ 5500 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15 19
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.560 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.580 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.520 4.34
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.400 1.92
Trans Type
5 6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.000 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.710 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.220 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.040 2.86
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.900 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000 1.37
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Lexus GX 460 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link Rigid Axle Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 10.7 9.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) 2 (2012) 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
- -
Side Barrier Rating
- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- -
Rollover Rating
- -

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