2011 Mercedes GL500 vs. 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser – Price & Feature Comparison Between 2011 Mercedes…

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2011 Mercedes GL500 vs. Toyota Land Cruiser

over the last decades of the gone by certain Automotive were always a topic of owning a luxurious brand a of pride and of course the luxury and strata of it all. One noticeable though was a segment of companies to be discussed in same breath. If owned a BMW there wouldn’t be a in that group commenting on a

So there was stiff social of BMW with a Mercedes or an Audi. Chevy and a Toyota wouldn’t come into the same either.

However, times and so do people and today we are no more in the frenzy of simply a name but at everything any car has to offer. One of the most brand older than any of us Mercedes can only envy the of a company which was born after the rebranding of the former World War I.

If Toyota is giving sleepless to all major companies worldwide in the segment they are not sitting with their large either. Here we will a look at the GL series of Mercedes the GL500 model and the Land from Toyota .


the cars are the bigger boys in the car tree. We shall look the similarities and dissimilarities and which one superior simultaneously.


If the have come up with a 5.5 L DOHC 32 Valve V8 engine the Japanese have put in a 5.7 DOHC 32 V8 engine with Dual Variable Valve Timing intelligence (VVT-i) capable of more power.

The GL 500 peaks at 382 horsepower and an impressive 391 lb-ft of whereas Land Cruiser 381 horsepower and a superior 401 lb-ft of


Both are 4 wheel but Mercedes a 7 speed automatic with column shifter and it is adaptive while the Toyota is a 6 automatic transmission with (Electronically Controlled Transmission intelligence).

The models aren’t different when it comes to or downhill driving assistance and topography, also the two always the torque by half for front and axles.

Braking and Suspension

Braking System, Electronic Distribution and Brake Assist appear on both and so do ventilated brakes on all 4 wheels. However, the Cruiser has a 4 and 2 front/rear piston the GL 500 has 2-piston fixed in the front and floating in the rear.

The suspension in the cars are common among the vehicles with all wheel air and independent double wishbone, alloy and iron arms stabilizer and spring struts.

Neither of them compromise on the Stability control or all wheel control systems.


This is an important aspect in cars of this segment global crude prices the sky and expected to be launch in outer down the line. The two go neck to in this aspect with beating Mercedes by a mile per The city and highway mileage of the GL 500 is 12 and 17 miles per gallon respectively that of the Land Cruiser is 13 and 18 per gallon .

Toyota has a fuel capacity of 24.6 gallons and offers a larger 26.4 . The former has a towing capacity of lbs and the latter a little less of lbs . It seems Toyota wants to it is not a leader in sales but also power. Perhaps Mercedes is with the elite and luxurious of the brand.

On the Outside and Inside

The Land is much more compact the GL 500 . it not only has a relatively lower but is also less wide however it is only inferior to the in headroom and turns out surprisingly more leg room, shoulder and all this with a seating of 8 while the latter offers 7 .

Mercedes GL 500

of Driving!

Not delving into of the safety and security features both come in with standard features and all active and systems that one needs in a of the art car. What is interesting to is that Toyota has almost the entire convenience and technology as an optional feature and the base doesn’t include any of those. does put in infotainment features there is quite a few which one have wanted to be included in the considering it is not a cheap vehicle.

Take for instance, the Land has all the following features as an option means it would cost – Voice activated touch-screen system, Wireless Connectivity, player, User Interface the 14 speaker audio system a subwoofer and many more.

to the contrary puts in the Connectivity, systems, the Entertainment aspects and own Mercedes Benz mbrace

But like the Japanese they also kept the rear LCD heated rear seats and wheel and quite a few similar as add on.

Price Of 2011 Mercedes   2010 Toyota Land

Mercedes GL500 is priced at than 60,000 GBP in the UK and is priced in the States at 84,450 USD and is sold as GL The prices quoted are staring and go up with add on customization.

Toyota Land Cruiser at 68,920 USD and one can safely assume it may go up to the 75,000 USD mark with all packages put in.

The Winner

Mercedes GL 500 is stylish than the rival there is a major price to be considered. On that ground the GL 500 is than most other in this segment by a good to 15,000 GBP or more than in US Dollars.

Coming in at a comparatively low with more power and the Land Cruiser may end up taking a and building on its market leader with various compact car and models, I wouldn’t be surprised to see selling more than the SUV Mercedes.

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