2021 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs. Its Competition

2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

If you’re spending G-Wagen-levels of cash on a new SUV, odds are you aren’t doing much cross-shopping.

But if you’re still undecided, consider the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover.

It’s nearly as off-road-capable as the Mercedes and far more spacious inside, even if it lacks a certain swagger.

The Land Rover Defender isn’t nearly as plush, but this is the “it” 4x4 right now, and it’s massively off-road-ready.

The Toyota Land Cruiser and its cousin, the Lexus LX 570, cost about two-thirds what you’ll spend on a G-Wagen, and they’re still serious four-wheeling machines with reasonable road manners.

Don’t need to go off-road? Check out the luxurious Lincoln Navigator, still one of the nicest ways to move around on all four wheels.

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6.6
If the G-Wagen is your thing, the 2021 Mercedes G-Class is arguably the greatest on-road, off-road, and everywhere in between.
7.5
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator makes hard work look effortless with its lavish cabin and its twin-turbo V-6.
5.0
The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is a full-time four-wheel-drive icon with a handful of luxury touches.
The 2020 Land Rover Defender is a return to the U.S. for the boxy off-roader that helped start it all. This time with far more creature comforts.
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The 2020 Lexus LX 570 disguises its truck-based roots well with brash lines balanced by a calming interior, but be prepared for prodigious thirst.
MSRP From     
$131,750$92,000$76,185$85,515$49,900$86,480
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-8
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Style Name     
G 550 4MATIC SUVSWBStandard 4x24WD (GS)110 AWDLX 570 Two Row 4WD
Drivetrain     
All WheelFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
557855
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Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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