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

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

Front Hip Room (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Third Shoulder Room (in)

- - 50.5

Third Leg Room (in)

- - 34.2

Third Hip Room (in)

- - - TBD -

Third Head Room (in)

- - 38.2

Exterior Dimensions

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

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 -

Cargo Area Dimensions

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

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 -

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

27.6 25.4 26.4

Steering

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

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.46 3.5 3.6

Tires

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

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Trailering

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

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

7716 NA 7500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

5697 5622 5512

Wheels

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

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 x 8 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 12.6 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 150 - TBD -

Engine

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

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

18 15 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

12 12 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

14 13 19

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 1.92 1.92

Trans Type

6 7 7

Drivetrain

4-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.00 0.87 - TBD -

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

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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.73 0.73

Summary

Vehicle Name

Land Rover Range Rover Mercedes-Benz G-Class Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Body Style

4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility

Suspension

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

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA - TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Independent Independent

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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