2018 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs. Its Competition

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

It’s not likely that many G-Wagen buyers cross-shopped the competition.

In terms of luxurious off-roading, the Land Rover Range Rover is its closest rival.

It’s larger, far more modern, and nearly as adept at scrabbling up a mountain.

The same holds true for the Toyota Land Cruiser and its tonier sibling, the Lexus LX 570.

Both have true off-road bonafides, but are far more subtle about the way they go about their business.

Then there’s the Lincoln Navigator.

It’s not known at all for off-road ability, but baller status? It’s the original image SUV, and in its new generation, it’s glamorous and glitzy enough to take a prime slot at the valet stand.

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Quick Specs
Sure, crossovers make more sense as luxury vehicles. But that's not why you want a 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class in your garage.
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover is the pinnacle of SUVs.
The Lexus LX 570 marries an old-school SUV portfolio with all the leather, all the wood, and almost all the space.
The 2018 Lincoln Navigator takes such massive doses of swagger, you’ll swear it’s 1998 all over again.
The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is a conundrum: it’s way better on-road than its off-road credentials suggest it should be, but that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone.
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Gas Mileage    
11 MPG City / 15 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
Style Name    
G 550 4MATIC SUVV6 Supercharged SWBLX 570 Two Row 4WD4x2 Premiere4WD (GS)
All Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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