Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs 2003 Lexus RX 300

2003 Mercedes-Benz G Class
2003 Lexus RX 300
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4-Door 4WD 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4WD 5.0L 13 14 $68,448 $73,600
4-Door 4WD 5.5L AMG 14 15 $83,607 $89,900
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4-Door SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 19 23 $30,909 $35,125
4-Door SUV 4WD 18 22 $32,493 $36,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,448
$30,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,600
$35,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1227 / month
$585 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
14 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
52.5 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
124 110
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
42.2 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 180.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.3 65.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 71.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.5 75.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.2 39.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- TBD - 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.5 41.3
Steering Type
Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 43.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60VR18 225/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
P265/60VR18 225/70SR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60VR18 225/70SR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5423 3715
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
336 @ 2800-4000 222 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA 1MZ-FE
Displacement
5.0L/303 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 5500 220 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
14 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.16 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
0.87 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.14
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz G-Class Lexus RX 300
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Rigid Axle Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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