80points

Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)

67points

Toyota Highlander LE (2014)

Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
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29 facts in comparison

Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014) vs Toyota Highlander LE (2014)

Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Toyota Highlander LE (2014)
80
points
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
67
points
Toyota Highlander LE (2014)

Why is Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014) better than Toyota Highlander LE (2014)?

  • 301Nm higher maximum torque
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    550Nmvs249Nm
  • 36.85% larger fuel tank
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    99.9lvs73l
  • Has four-wheel drive
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  • 177hp more horsepower
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    362hpvs185hp
  • Has a turbocharged engine
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  • 287mm longer wheelbase
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    3.08mvs2789mm
  • 12mm more headroom (front)
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    1.05mvs1034mm
  • Has stolen vehicle tracking system
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Why is Toyota Highlander LE (2014) better than Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)?

  • 6.1l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
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    14.1l/100 kmvs20.2l/100 km
  • 119mm shorter
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    1.73mvs1849mm
  • 2 more airbags
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    8vs6
  • Has a rear-view camera
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  • 216mm narrower
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    1.93mvs2141mm
  • 0.6m smaller turn radius
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    11.8mvs12.4m
  • Has in-car system
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  • 3.6l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
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    11.3l/100 kmvs14.9l/100 km

General info

1.Has four-wheel drive
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Toyota Highlander LE (2014)
Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.
2.turn radius

12.4m

11.8m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
3.Has front-wheel drive
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Toyota Highlander LE (2014)
Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
4.Has fully independent suspension
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Toyota Highlander LE (2014)
This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
5.Has air suspension
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Toyota Highlander LE (2014)
Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.
6.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Toyota Highlander LE (2014)
A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

Dimensions

1.height

1.85m

1.73m

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
2.width

2.14m

1.93m

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
3.wheelbase

3.08m

2.79m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
4.maximum headroom (front)

1.05m

1.03m

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
5.weight

2.45t

1.88t

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
6.length

5.12m

4.85m

We consider a shorter length better because a compact chassis is generally easier to maneuver.

Speed

1.coefficient of drag

0.38Cd

0.34Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Engine

1.fuel economy (city)

20.2l/100 km

14.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
2.maximum torque

550Nm

249Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
3.fuel tank capacity

99.9l

73l

A larger fuel tank is an advantage because you have to stop to refill less often.
4.horsepower

362hp

185hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
5.Has a turbocharged engine
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Toyota Highlander LE (2014)
A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
6.fuel economy (highway)

14.9l/100 km

11.3l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Features

1.number of airbags

6

8

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six, but some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags, and side curtain airbags.
2.Has a rear-view camera
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Toyota Highlander LE (2014)
A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
3.Has in-car system
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Toyota Highlander LE (2014)
An in-car system (e.g., Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) offers extra functionalities, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
4.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Toyota Highlander LE (2014)
Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
5.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Toyota Highlander LE (2014)
The vehicle has a tracking system that utilizes GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
6.Has smart key as standard
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Toyota Highlander LE (2014)
A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

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