Compare 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs 2008 Lexus LX 570

2009 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
2008 Lexus LX 570
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L BlueTEC 17 23 $54,126 $58,200
4MATIC 4-Door 4.6L 13 18 $55,056 $59,200
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 17 $75,609 $81,300
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 12 18 $64,989 $74,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,126
$64,989
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$58,200
$74,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$970 / month
$1245 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is expensive, but it's very capable and family-friendly with lots of room, power, and safety equipment. The 2008 Lexus LX 570 comes loaded with worthwhile technology, but it's not as distinctive as a Range Rover or an Escalade.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
34.2 28.3
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 61.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
143.0 143.4
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 35.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.5 62.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 38.3
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.4 77.6
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 64.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
200.6 196.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.4 - 75.6 75.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.1 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
121.1 112.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.3 83.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
18.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.3 15.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
51.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 41.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.87 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)
14.7 x 1.26 13.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 24.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 16.6 - 20.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.7
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 2.4 - 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P275/50R20 285/50R20
Spare Tire Size
NA 285/50R20
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/50R20 285/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 8500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 850
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5313 5995
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 20 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 1600 - 2400 403 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 3800 383 @ 5600
Engine Type
Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 12
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - 2.62
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.33
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.35
Trans Type
7 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23) 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.91
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Lexus LX 570
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Airmatic 4-Link Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-wheel Airmatic Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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