Compare 2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser

2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class
2008 Toyota Land Cruiser
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4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
G-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 11 15 $93,232 $100,250
G-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L AMG 11 15 $111,088 $119,450
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4-Door 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Land Cruiser 4-Door 4WD 13 18 $56,088 $64,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$93,232
$56,088
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$100,250
$64,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1671 / month
$1068 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class doesn’t deliver the typical luxury SUV driving experience, but it’s a standout in its own right. The 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser builds on a world-class reputation for hardy off-road performance and greatly improves its on-road performance, but don’t expect a plush ride or posh interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
15 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 61.1
Front Leg Room (in)
52.5 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
124.0 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 59.8
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
42.2 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 61.0
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 38.9
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 62.3
Third Leg Room (in)
- 28.4
Third Hip Room (in)
- 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
77.8 74.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 77.6
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 64.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 194.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.2 43.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.5 81.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.4 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.2 13.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.4 25.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Recir Ball Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.5 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P265/60R18 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18 P285/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60R18 P285/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 850
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 8500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5622 5690
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 Full-size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 17.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800 - 4800 401 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.5L/333 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 381 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
15 (Est) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 (Est) 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.35
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
0.87 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.16 2.62
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.33
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz G-Class Toyota Land Cruiser
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Rigid Axle Double-Wishbone w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.98
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.68
Suspension Type - Rear
Rigid Axle 4-link w/
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -

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