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2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2009 Land Rover Range Rover 2009 Lexus LX
     
G550 SUV
  • G550 SUV
4WD 4dr HSE
  • 4WD 4dr HSE
  • 4WD 4dr SC
4WD 4dr
  • 4WD 4dr

Prices

MSRP $100,250 $77,675 $75,855
Invoice $93,232 $70,684 $67,510
Avg. Paid $56,241 $30,436 $41,848

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.0 8.4
Critics' Rating 7.9 8.9 8.5
Performance 7.7 9.0 8.3
Interior 8.1 8.8 7.8
Operating Cost 5.8 6.6 6.5
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 4.0 2.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Vault-like construction
  • Powerful engine with strong off-road capability
  • Opulent interior
  • Good reliability rating
  • Capable and comfortable both on- and off-road
  • Luxurious, high-tech interior
  • Capable both on- and off-road
  • Plenty of power
  • Numerous standard features
  • Excellent reliability
Cons
  • Limited cargo and passenger space
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Low tow rating
  • Low reliability score
  • Cargo space is less than some competitors’
  • Bland styling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 5.5L/333 Gas V8 4.4L/268 Gas V8 5.7L/346
MPG 11 City / 15 Hwy 12 City / 18 Hwy 12 City / 18 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door SUV

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.2 113.3 112.2
Length, Overall (in) 185.6 195.7 196.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 77.0 77.6
Height, Overall (in) 77.8 75.0 75.6

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Running Boards Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5622 5474 5995

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Standard Standard
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 124.0 - TBD - 143.4
Front Head Room (in) 42.2 40.2 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 52.5 38.9 42.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 61.4 61.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 58.8
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 38.3 38.9
Second Leg Room (in) 41.9 35.5 34.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 60.0 61.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 58.5
Third Leg Room (in) 28.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 79.5 74.9 83.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 45.2 34.5 41.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 15.5

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Standard Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Cooled Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Rear Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Front Differential Standard Standard
Locking Rear Differential Standard Standard Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8 Gas V8
Displacement 5.5L/333 4.4L/268 5.7L/346
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 382 @ 6000 305 @ 5750 383 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 391 @ 2800 - 4800 325 @ 4000 403 @ 3600
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 43.5 39.4 38.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 11 (Est) 12 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 15 (Est) 18 18
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.4 105 24.6

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Air Suspension Standard Standard
Suspension Type - Front Rigid Axle MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid Axle Double-Wishbone 4-Link Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/lower arms Air
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Air

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard