2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs. Its Competition

2008 Mercedes Benz GL Class 4.6L
Marty Padgett Marty 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 2009 Cadillac Escalade
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE2008 Land Rover Range Rover
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2008 Lexus LX 5702008 Lexus LX 570
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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
Considering the weight of the Escalade’s image and its segment-leading performance, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade is hard to beat.
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.
8.0
The 2008 Lexus LX 570 comes loaded with worthwhile technology, but it's not as distinctive as a Range Rover or an Escalade.
MSRP From   
$53,400$62,205$77,175$74,700
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Diesel V6Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI2WD 4-Door4WD 4-Door HSE4WD 4-Door
Drivetrain   
4-Wheel Drive2WD4-Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
7758
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door SUV
Transmission   
AutomaticHD Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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