Compare 2008 Land Rover Range Rover vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2008 Land Rover Range Rover
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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4WD 4-Door HSE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Range Rover 4WD 4-Door HSE 12 18 $70,229 $77,175
Range Rover 4WD 4-Door SC 12 18 $84,471 $92,825
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $49,662 $53,400
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 4.6L 13 18 $51,987 $55,900
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 17 $71,959 $77,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,229
$49,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$77,175
$53,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1286 / month
$890 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover remains the ultimate luxury sport-utility vehicle, a well-heeled performer for those well-heeled enough to own one. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 143
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
38.9 43.0
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- 34.0
Third Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.0 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.3 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.0 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.9 7.9 (10.9 w/Air Suspension)
Length, Overall (in)
195.7 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
75.0 72.4 - 75.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.5 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
39.3 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
62.5 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.9 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.3 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42.3 51.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 x 1.18 13.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 0.79 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
27.6 26.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/55HR19 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/55HR19 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
255/55HR19 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7700 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7700 7500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5474 5296
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.4L/268 3.0L/182.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
305 @ 5750 215 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Diesel V6
Fuel System
SMPI CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 4000 398 @ 1600 - 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 24
Transmission
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.93 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Land Rover Range Rover Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/lower arms w/Spring-Struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone 4-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Spring-Struts

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