2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs. Its Competition

2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class, 2018 Detroit auto show
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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.

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.

The Toyota Land Cruiser and its tonier sibling, the Lexus LX 570 are valid choices.

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

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6.6
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7.8
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The 2019 Lexus LX 570’s brash, in-your-face styling is balanced by a calming interior and a cosseting ride.
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The 2019 Lincoln Navigator reclaims the past with an epic interior and a tidal wave of torque.
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The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser’s go-anywhere capability makes it a cult favorite, but most buyers are better suited to rivals.
MSRP From    
$124,500$89,500$86,230$73,205$85,165
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8
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Style Name    
G 550 4MATIC SUVV6 Supercharged SWBLX 570 Two Row 4WDStandard 4x24WD (GS)
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55578
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Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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