Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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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 $56,684 $60,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 18 $57,614 $61,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $78,539 $84,450
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4-Door 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Land Cruiser 4-Door 4WD 13 18 $61,862 $69,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,684
$61,862
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,950
$69,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1016 / month
$1152 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
A nimble ride and elegant, tough styling help the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class charm the mud right off a Range Rover. The 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser keeps with its iconic off-road tradition in some respects, but in most it simply bows to the suburbs.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.5 62.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
143.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61.0
Third Leg Room (in)
34.2 28.4
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 38.9
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 61.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 35.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 59.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.1 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
121.1 112.2
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)
7.9 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
200.6 194.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.4 74.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
51.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 43.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 81.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
18.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.3 16.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.4 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x 1.3 13.4 x - TBD -
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)
13.0 x 0.9 13.6 x - TBD -
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)
26.4 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.7
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/50R20 P285/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/50R20 P285/60R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 820
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7500 8200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5423 5765
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 17.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 1600 - 2400 401 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 5.7L/345
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 3800 381 @ 5600
Engine Type
Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 15
Transmission
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
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Toyota Land Cruiser
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Airmatic Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.68
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link w/wtabilizer bar 4-link w/
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Airmatic Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Control arm w/stabilizer bar Double-Wishbone w/
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.1 12.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1

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