2015 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs. Its Competition

2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (G550)
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

There aren't many vehicles that can offer luxury car amenities, prestige, and hardcore off-roading talents in one package.

The latest Range Rover comes closest, although its shape is thoroughly modern, calling less attention to itself than the G, for better or worse.

The Rangie does offer a supremely luxurious extended-wheelbase model now, which far outstrips the G's features and refinement, not to mention rear-seat comfort.

The Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX 570 are essentially the same vehicle, and both can go just about anywhere you point them—assuming you've fitted the right tires.

The Lexus comes with a little more weight, a few more features, and slightly improved gas mileage over the Geländewagen, though.

2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (G550)2015 Mercedes-Benz G Class
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2015 Toyota Land Cruiser2015 Toyota Land Cruiser
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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show2014 Land Rover Range Rover
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Quick Specs
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is basically a last-generation S-Class interior riding on one of the most off-road-worthy chassis out there; it makes almost no sense, which is why people seem to gravitate toward it.
The 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser is every bit the off-road machine that it always has been--but the price is so, so high.
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover adds long-wheelbase comfort and Autobiography Black style to an already impressive all-purpose vehicle.
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Gas Mileage  
12 MPG City / 15 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class  
Style Name  
4MATIC 4-Door G 5504-Door 4WD (GS)4WD 4-Door
All Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2015 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs. 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser2015 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs. 2014 Land Rover Range Rover