Compare 2012 Land Rover Range Rover vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2012 Land Rover Range Rover
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2012 Mercedes-Benz G Class
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2012 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 $72,277 $79,425
Range Rover 4WD 4-Door HSE LUX 12 18 $72,277 $79,425
Range Rover 4WD 4-Door SC 12 18 $86,286 $94,820
Range Rover 4WD 4-Door SC Automaticbiography 12 18 $86,286 $94,820
Range Rover 4WD 4-Door SC Automaticbiography Ultimate Edition 12 18 $86,286 $94,820
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4MATIC 4-Door G 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
G-Class 4MATIC 4-Door G 550 12 15 $100,417 $107,975
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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 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
$72,277
$100,417
$57,260
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,425
$107,975
$61,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1324 / month
$1800 / month
$1026 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
7.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
It can't rightly be called a value, but the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover delivers a truckload of ability and exclusivity along with its admittedly huge Monroney. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is nearly in a class by itself thanks to its unique, and essentially archaic, design, but it does what it does very, very well--for a price. 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
12 mpg 12 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 15 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 41.9 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 42.2 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 124.0 143.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 53.7 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 40.0 40.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 56.3 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
38.9 52.5 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
- - 38.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- - 50.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- - 34.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.0 59.6 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.3 112.2 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 71.8 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 59.6 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.1 8.1 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 184.5 200.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.9 76.0 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42.6 - TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.1 45.2 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
39.4 - TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
60.2 - TBD - 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.2 79.5 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.9 - TBD - 40.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 x 0.8 10.7 x 0.4 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.1 x 1.2 12.3 x 1.2 14.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
27.6 25.4 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 3.5 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 19.1 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 43.5 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/55HR19 P265/60R18 P275/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/55HR19 P265/60R18 P275/50R20
Spare Tire Size
255/55HR19 P265/60R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7716 NA 7500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
770 NA 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5697 5622 5512
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8 18 x 7.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
380 @ 3500 391 @ 2800 - 4800 400 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/305 5.5L/333 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
385 @ 6500 382 @ 6000 210 @ 3400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 13 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 15 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 12 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 4.38 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.93 2.16 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92 1.92
Trans Type
6 7 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 0.87 - TBD -
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Land Rover Range Rover Mercedes-Benz G-Class Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/lower arms w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.3 14.3 11.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 1 2

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