Compare Mercedes-Benz GL-Class vs. Toyota Land Cruiser

Compare the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class against the Toyota Land Cruiser. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the GL-Class stacks up against the Land Cruiser in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new GL-Class or Land Cruiser. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • GL350 BlueTEC SUV
  • GL450 SUV
  • GL550 SUV
4dr 4WD (Natl)
  • 4dr 4WD (Natl)


MSRP $62,400 $78,555  
Invoice $58,032 $70,307
Avg. Paid $60,507 $61,419

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 7.8  
Critics' Rating 8.7 7.7
Performance 8.2 8.1
Interior 8.1 7.9
Cost to Own 6.3 7.3
Safety N/A N/A
Reliability 3.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Composed ride and handling
  • Great fuel economy in diesel model
  • Quiet, attractive cabin
  • Great off-road capability
  • Sharp steering
  • Base engine lags at low speeds
  • Small cargo area

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Diesel V6 3.0L/182 Gas V8 5.7L/346
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 13 City / 18 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle  


Wheelbase(in) 121.1 112.2  
Length, Overall (in) 201.6 194.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 84.3 77.6
Height, Overall (in) 72.8 74.0

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5467 5730  

Tires & Wheels

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


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Standard  


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 7 8  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 143.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 42.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 61.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.8
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 38.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 36.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 61.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 58.5
Third Leg Room (in) 35.0 28.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 93.8 81.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 49.4 43.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 16.0 16.1


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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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


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



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


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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional


Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard  
All Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V8
Displacement 3.0L/182 5.7L/346
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 3600 381 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 455 @ 1600-2400 401 @ 3600
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 40.7 38.7


Diesel Fuel Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 18
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 24.6


Active Suspension System Optional  
Air Suspension Standard
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Air Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air Springs


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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.