Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser

2018 Mercedes-Benz G Class
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser
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AMG G 63 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
G-Class AMG G 63 4MATIC SUV 12 15 $132,804 $142,800
G-Class AMG G 65 4MATIC SUV 11 13 $207,111 $222,700
G-Class G 550 4MATIC SUV 13 14 $114,948 $123,600
G-Class G 550 4x4 Squared SUV 11 11 $211,389 $227,300
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4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Land Cruiser 4WD 13 18 $75,685 $84,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$132,804
$75,685
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$142,800
$84,565
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2380 / month
$1409 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.4
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Sure, crossovers make more sense as luxury vehicles. But that's not why you want a 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class in your garage. The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is a conundrum: it’s way better on-road than its off-road credentials suggest it should be, but that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
15 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 58.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 61
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 61.1
Front Leg Room (in)
52.5 42.9
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 59.4
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
42.4 38.3
Third Leg Room (in)
- 28.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- 56.6
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 62.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
187.5 194.9
Height, Overall (in)
76.3 74
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 78
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.6 43
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.5 81.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.6 16.1
Brakes
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 13.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.8 13.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.4 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.6 38.7
Steering Type
Re-Circulating Ball Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/50VR20 P285/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
IE8 NA
Front Tire Size
P275/50VR20 P285/60VR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
IE8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 810
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7000 8100
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7000 8100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5624 5815
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4123 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3417 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7055 7385
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
561 @ 1750 401 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty Regular Duty
Displacement
5.5 L/333 5.7 L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
563 @ 5500 381 @ 5600
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded V-8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
15 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.79
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.84
Trans Type
7 8
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.79
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.81
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz G-Class Toyota Land Cruiser
Body Code
S S
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.58 3.31
Axle Type - Front
Non-Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3417 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.58 3.31
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4189 -
Suspension Type - Front
Leading Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.5 11.7

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