Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2012 Mercedes-Benz G Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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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
$100,417
$57,260
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$107,975
$61,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1800 / month
$1026 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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 17 mpg
Highway
15 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
42.2 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
124.0 143.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 40.6
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
52.5 40.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 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)
71.8 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 200.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
76.0 72.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.5 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)
- TBD - 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.2 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.2 14.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.4 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.4 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.5 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18 P275/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60R18 P275/50R20
Spare Tire Size
P265/60R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5622 5512
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800 - 4800 400 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.5L/333 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 210 @ 3400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
15 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 19
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
0.87 - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.16 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz G-Class Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.3 11.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 2

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