2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs. Its Competition

2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class 5.5L AMG

If you like the 2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class and want a luxurious, somewhat exclusive vehicle, you should check out the Land Rover Range Rover and Toyota Land Cruiser.

The Toyota Land Cruiser is substantially less expensive than the G-Class but no less talented, though it is finished more inexpensively.

Few vehicles have the off-road reputation of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class; the Land Rover Range Rover is one.

Also like the G-Class, it has a breathtaking price tag to go with its legendary capability.

Military-vehicle buffs might also put the Jeep Wrangler and Hummer H2 on the same page, but both are thoroughly modern vehicles and not truly descended from their forebears.

2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class 5.5L AMG2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class
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2009 Hummer H22009 HUMMER H2
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2008 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Rubicon Front Exterior View2008 Jeep Wrangler
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE2008 Land Rover Range Rover
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Quick Specs
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class doesn’t deliver the typical luxury SUV driving experience, but it’s a standout in its own right.
If you’re a serious off-roader, the 2009 HUMMER H2 is the perfect vehicle. If you’re not, the HUMMER is nothing more than an expensive, gas-guzzling fashion statement—or an image liability.
The 2008 Jeep Wrangler is a one-of-a-kind vehicle: an extreme off-road convertible with the on-road handling and ride of--well, a true off-roader.
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover remains the ultimate luxury sport-utility vehicle, a well-heeled performer for those well-heeled enough to own one.
The 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser builds on a world-class reputation for hardy off-road performance and greatly improves its on-road performance, but don’t expect a plush ride or posh interior.
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Gas Mileage    
11 MPG City / 15 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V6Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class    
4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L4WD 4-Door SUT4WD 2-Door X4WD 4-Door HSE4-Door 4WD (GS)
4-Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door Utility2 Door4 DoorSport Utility
AutomaticHD Automatic w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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