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2011 Land Rover LR4 2011 Mercedes Benz M-Class 2011 Lexus GX
     
4WD 4dr V8
  • 4WD 4dr V8
  • 4WD 4dr V8 HSE
  • 4WD 4dr V8 LUX
  • 4WD 4dr V8 HSE Metropolis LE
  • 4WD 4dr V8 HSE Metropolis Black LE
ML350 RWD SUV
  • ML350 RWD SUV
  • ML350 SUV
  • ML350 BlueTEC SUV
  • ML450 Hybrid SUV
  • ML550 SUV
  • ML63 AMG
4WD 4dr
  • 4WD 4dr
  • 4WD 4dr Premium

Prices

MSRP $47,650 $46,490 $53,045
Invoice $43,362 $43,236 $47,209
Avg. Paid $36,935 $27,229 $36,773

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 8.1 8.3
Critics' Rating 7.6 8.7 7.8
Performance 8.0 7.9 7.4
Interior 8.2 8.0 8.2
Operating Cost 6.8 6.9 7.3
Safety N/A 9.4 N/A
Reliability 2.5 3.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Unmatched off-road performance in its class
  • Powerful engine
  • Easy-to-use electronics
  • Luxurious interior
  • Mercedes-Benz brand prestige
  • Upscale interior
  • Fantastic for off-roading
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
Cons
  • Low reliability rating
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Rivals are better on-road
  • Cramped available third row
  • Powerful engines are gas-guzzlers
  • Not many standard features
  • Poor on-road handling
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Cramped third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 5.0L/305 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V8 4.6L/- TBD -
MPG 12 City / 17 Hwy 16 City / 20 Hwy 15 City / 20 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4-Door SUV

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.6 114.7 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 190.1 188.2 189.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.6 76.3 74.2
Height, Overall (in) 76.3 71.5 72.6

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Standard
Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Running Boards Optional Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5833 4632 5305

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Optional Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional 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 Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Optional Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Optional Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer 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 Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 132.7 141.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.9 38.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.2 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 59.8 55.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 58.3 56.5
Second Head Room (in) 42.4 39.8 40.2
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 40.0 34.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 59.8 57.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 58.3 55.2
Third Leg Room (in) 29.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 90.3 72.4 91.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 44.5 29.4 46.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 11.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional 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 Optional Optional

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Optional 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 Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch 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 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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas V8
Displacement 5.0L/305 3.5L/213 4.6L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 375 @ 6500 268 @ 6000 301 @ 5500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 375 @ 3500 258 @ 2400 - 5000 329 @ 3500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 37.6 37.9 38.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 16 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 20 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.8 25.1 23.0

Suspension

Air Suspension Standard
Suspension Type - Front Independent, air Double Wishbone w/stabilizer bar Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent, air 4-Arm multilink w/stabilizer bar 4-Link Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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