2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs. Its Competition

2008 Mercedes Benz GL Class 4.6L
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Land Rover Range Rover has prestige at its back and exceptional off-road prowess, but only two rows of seats.

The Lexus LX 570 is a huge dirt-grinder with punishing weight and fuel economy, but small third-row seats.

Cadillac's Escalade comes with three rows of seats and a hip, blingy style--and a hybrid powertrain is available.

2008 Mercedes Benz GL Class 4.6L2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid2009 Cadillac Escalade
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE2008 Land Rover Range Rover
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Quick Specs
9.0
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
8.6
The 2009 Escalade Hybrid sacrifices no performance, capability, or luxury, yet it uses a fraction of the fuel.
9.0
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover remains the ultimate luxury sport-utility vehicle, a well-heeled performer for those well-heeled enough to own one.
MSRP From  
$53,400$61,130$77,175
Gas Mileage  
13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Diesel V6Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class  
4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name  
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI2WD 4-Door4WD 4-Door HSE
Drivetrain  
4-Wheel Drive2WD4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
775
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door4 Door4 Door
Transmission  
AutomaticHD Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs. 2009 Cadillac Escalade2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs. 2008 Land Rover Range Rover