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

2015 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 19 26 $59,148 $63,600
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 17 21 $60,636 $65,200
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 13 18 $83,654 $89,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 63 AMG 13 17 $111,089 $119,450
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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
$59,148
$71,739
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,600
$80,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1060 / month
$1336 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers the most Mercedes luxury to the most people, with a pleasant ride and easy driving dynamics to boot. The 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser is every bit the off-road machine that it always has been--but the price is so, so high.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 61.1
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 38.3
Third Leg Room (in)
35 28.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 61
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 34.4
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 35.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.9
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.5 62.3
Second Head Room (in)
40 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- 56.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 59.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
84.3 77.6
Track Width, Front (in)
64.8 64.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 8.9
Wheelbase (in)
121.1 112.2
Height, Overall (in)
72.8 74
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
84.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.4 43
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
52.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
93.8 81.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16 16.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 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)
13.6 13.6
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)
26.4 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/55HR19 P285/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/55HR19 P285/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 8200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 820
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 820
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 8200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 8200
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7165 7275
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 15885
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 3600 381 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Regular Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
455 @ 1600 401 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
None Regular Duty
Displacement
3.0 L/182 5.7 L/346
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 15
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
None 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
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
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Toyota Land Cruiser
Body Code
S S
Body Style
4MATIC Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 3.91
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.27 3.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.9 11.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3.0

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