Compare 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2015 Lexus GX vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2015 Lexus GX
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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4WD 4-Door Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Altitude 17 24 $31,840 $31,995
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door High Altitude 17 24 $44,779 $46,595
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 17 24 $31,840 $31,995
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $37,776 $39,065
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 17 24 $44,779 $46,595
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT 13 19 $62,314 $64,895
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Summit 17 24 $49,801 $51,995
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Altitude 17 25 $29,855 $29,995
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door High Altitude 17 25 $41,904 $43,595
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 25 $29,855 $29,995
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $35,831 $37,065
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 17 25 $41,904 $43,595
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Summit 17 25 $46,926 $48,995
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX 460 4WD 4-Door 15 20 $45,527 $49,485
GX 460 4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 20 $56,225 $61,115
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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 $59,148 $63,600
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 17 21 $60,636 $65,200
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 13 18 $83,654 $89,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 63 AMG 13 17 $111,089 $119,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,840
$45,527
$59,148
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,995
$49,485
$63,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$825 / month
$1060 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers an engine for everyone, and a feature list as extensive as those found in luxury sedans. The 2015 Lexus GX can go where few others can, but how many luxury car owners really take their SUVs off-road? The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers the most Mercedes luxury to the most people, with a pleasant ride and easy driving dynamics to boot.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 20 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 57.3 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 - -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.7 40.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57 56.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 34.1 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 7 7
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 55.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 55.4 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4 40
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.3 35
Third Hip Room (in)
- 43.1 -
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.2 38.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.5 50.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 62.4 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.1 8.5
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 109.8 121.1
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 74.2 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 62.4 65.5
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 74.2 84.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 64.7 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 11.6 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 46.7 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 52.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 84.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - 19.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.3 13.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 13.3 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 23 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.1 40.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P265/60HR18 P275/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
TV9 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P265/60HR18 P275/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TV9 NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4677 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6600 7165
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 18 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 130 180
Engine
Displacement
3.6 L/220 4.6 L/281 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 301 @ 5500 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 329 @ 3500 455 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
ERB NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.40 1.92
Trans Type
8 6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - 0.73
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.22 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.04 2.86
Trans Order Code
DFL NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.59 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.52 4.38
Transfer Case Model
- Electronic None
Trans PTO Access
- No No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No No
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Lexus GX 460 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility 4MATIC
Body Code
- S S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link - -
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.91 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.91 3.27
Axle Type - Rear
- Rigid Axle Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 (Est) 10.4 9.9
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
- -
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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