2016 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs. Its Competition

2016 Mercedes-Benz G Class
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

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

The Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX 570 siblings are also old, but not nearly as ancient as the G-Wagon.

They can both 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.

The Land Rover Range Rover is the G-Class's closest competitor, though 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.

2016 Mercedes-Benz G Class2016 Mercedes-Benz G Class
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Quick Specs
7.4
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is an ancient off-roader with modern mechanicals, a luxurious interior, and astronomical pricing. It makes almost no sense, which is why people seem to gravitate toward it.
9.2
Few vehicles can equal the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover's levels of performance and luxury on pavement; even fewer can keep up with it off-road.
7.6
Better equipped and more expensive than ever, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is an off-road beast that offers some on-road comfort for its likely suburban lifestyle.
MSRP From  
$119,900$84,950$83,825
Gas Mileage  
12 MPG City / 14 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class  
N/AN/AN/A
Style Name  
4MATIC 4-Door G 5504WD 4-Door4-Door 4WD (GS)
Drivetrain  
All Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
558
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2016 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs. 2016 Land Rover Range Rover2016 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs. 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser