2009 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs. Its Competition

2009 Mercedes-Benz GL Class 5.5L

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

The Lexus LX 570 is a huge off-road-friendly hauler with punishing weight and fuel economy, but small third-row seats.

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

2009 Mercedes-Benz GL Class 5.5L2009 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 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is expensive, but it's very capable and family-friendly with lots of room, power, and safety equipment.
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.
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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   
$58,200$62,205$77,175$74,700
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Turbocharged 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 BlueTEC2WD 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   
Sport Utility4 Door4 Door4 Door SUV
Transmission   
AutomaticHD Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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