Compare 2016 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs 2016 Tesla Model X

2016 Mercedes-Benz G Class
2016 Tesla Model X
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4MATIC 4-Door AMG G 63
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
G-Class 4MATIC 4-Door AMG G 63 12 14 $130,107 $139,900
G-Class 4MATIC 4-Door AMG G 65 N/A N/A $202,647 $217,900
G-Class 4MATIC 4-Door G 550 13 14 $111,507 $119,900
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AWD 4-Door 60D
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model X AWD 4-Door 60D N/A N/A N/A $74,000
Model X AWD 4-Door 70D N/A N/A N/A $80,000
Model X AWD 4-Door 75D N/A N/A N/A $85,500
Model X AWD 4-Door 90D N/A N/A N/A $95,500
Model X AWD 4-Door P100D N/A N/A N/A $135,500
Model X AWD 4-Door P90D N/A N/A N/A $115,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$130,107
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$139,900
$74,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2332 / month
$1233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is an ancient off-roader with modern mechanicals, a luxurious interior, and astronomical pricing. It makes almost no sense, which is why people seem to gravitate toward it. The 2016 Tesla Model X is unique, the sole all-electric SUV, even if its interior flexibility isn't what some buyers may expect from a utility vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
14 mpg 0 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
42.2 41.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 59
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 60.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40 40.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.8
Front Leg Room (in)
52.5 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 55.6
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 7.2
Length, Overall (in)
187.5 198.3
Height, Overall (in)
76.3 66
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 67.3
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 116.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 78.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
40.3 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.3 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.1 87.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.8 14
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)
13 14.4
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.4 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.6 40.7
Steering Type
Re-Circulating Ball Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/50VR20 P275/45VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/50VR20 P265/45VR20
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7058 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4123 3792
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3417 3241
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 20 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 20 X 10
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
560 @ 2000 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty None
Displacement
5.5 L/333 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
563 @ 5500 518
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Electric
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
14 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 94
Battery Range (mi)
- 200
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 91
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 93
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 8.28
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 -
Trans Type
7 1
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Code
S S
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz G-Class Tesla Model X
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4189 -
Suspension Type - Front
Leading Link Double Wishbone
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.58 9.73
Axle Type - Front
Non-Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3417 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.58 9.73
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.6 (Est) -

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