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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 vs. 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLS 450

MSRP*: $76,000
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2020 Toyota
Land Cruiser

MSRP*: $85,415 to $87,745
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Invoice* $71,440 $76,446 to $78,532
MPG - City 20 MPG 13 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 84.7 ft3 81.7 ft3
Engine Inline-6 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 362 hp 381 hp
Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs 8,100 lbs
Exterior Length 205.0 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 77.0 in 78.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 41.9 in
Front 42.9 in
Rear 34.4 in
Head Room Front 39.4 in
Rear 40.2 in
Front 38.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 than in the Toyota Land Cruiser. The Toyota Land Cruiser offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Land Cruiser. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 is a little narrower than the Toyota Land Cruiser, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 has the same turning radius as the Toyota Land Cruiser, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Toyota Land Cruiser, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450. The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 has less seating than the Toyota Land Cruiser, making the Toyota Land Cruiser the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 as you will in the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 than that of the Toyota Land Cruiser.