Compare 2015 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser

2015 Mercedes-Benz G Class
2015 Toyota Land Cruiser
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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 $107,322 $115,400
G-Class 4MATIC 4-Door G 63 AMG 12 14 $127,550 $137,150
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4-Door 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Land Cruiser 4-Door 4WD 13 18 $71,739 $80,155

Pricing

Invoice Price

$107,322
$71,739

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$115,400
$80,155

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1923 / month
$1336 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is basically a last-generation S-Class interior riding on one of the most off-road-worthy chassis out there; it makes almost no sense, which is why people seem to gravitate toward it. The 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser is every bit the off-road machine that it always has been--but the price is so, so high.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

12 mpg 13 mpg

Highway

15 mpg 18 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

51.5 59.4

Second Leg Room (in)

41.9 34.4

Front Head Room (in)

42.2 38.3

Second Hip Room (in)

53.9 58.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.7 61

Passenger Capacity

5 8

Second Head Room (in)

40 38.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.3 61.1

Front Leg Room (in)

52.5 42.9

Third Shoulder Room (in)

- 62.3

Third Leg Room (in)

- 28.3

Third Hip Room (in)

- 56.6

Third Head Room (in)

- 35.8

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.6 64.4

Wheelbase (in)

112.2 112.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.8 77.6

Track Width, Front (in)

59.6 64.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.1 8.9

Length, Overall (in)

184.5 194.9

Height, Overall (in)

76.8 74

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

75.1 81.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

40.3 16.1

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

40.3 43

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.4 13.4

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.7 13.6

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

29 24.6

Steering

Steering Type

Re-Circulating Ball Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

44.6 38.7

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Full-Size Full-Size

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P265/60VR18 P285/60HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P265/60VR18 P285/60HR18

Trailering

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

7000 8200

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

700 820

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

7000 8200

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

5578 5765

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

7058 7275

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

- 15885

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 18 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 18 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Full-Size Full-Size

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

180 -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

382 @ 6000 381 @ 5600

Engine Type

Premium Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded V-8

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

391 @ 2800 401 @ 3600

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Engine Oil Cooler

Regular Duty Regular Duty

Displacement

5.5 L/333 5.7 L/346

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

15 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

12 13

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

13 15

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.42 3.06

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.86 1.96

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Transfer Case Model

Electronic Electronic

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.37 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.82 0.59

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.38 3.33

Trans PTO Access

No No

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.92 1.35

Trans Type

7 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Power Take Off

No No

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.73

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.73 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Toyota Land Cruiser

Body Code

S S

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Axle Type - Rear

Rigid Axle Rigid Axle

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

4189 -

Suspension Type - Front

Leading Link Double Wishbone

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

4.38 3.91

Axle Type - Front

Non-Independent Independent

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

3086 -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

4.38 3.91

Suspension Type - Rear

Trailing Link Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

13.5 11.8

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

1.0 3.0

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