Toyota Land Cruiser vs Mercedes Benz G Class Comparison

Toyota is one of the famous and biggest vehicle manufacturers around the world. The superbly made 3rd-row Toyota Land Cruiser 100, 200, and now the latest 300 Series and the Mercedes Benz G Wagon are the best-selling cars of theirs in the different markets. These are also the best executive vehicles in the SUV group. Not only the LC J300 series brand but the Mercedes Benz G Wagon took the market by storm. Both the brands have amazing and some advanced features. Be it the power, handling, performance, appearance, or comfortability. One cannot simply ignore the interior, exterior looking, and safety features when comparing the LC J300 Series model vs Mercedes Benz G Wagon.


(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of December 2021.)

 Land Cruiser J300Mercedes Benz G Class
Capacity/Doors5 doors / 5-7 seater5 doors / 5 seater
Torque650 Nm @ 3600 rpm600 Nm – 850 NM

@1200-3200 rpm
Top Speed209 Km/h180 km/h

0-100 km/h6.7 sec13 sec
Max Power409 Hp @ 5200 rpm429.9 KW @ 6,000 rpm
Engine3.3L – 3.4L2.0L – 4.0L
Fuel Tank Capacity110L100L
Key Features12 Volt Power Outlet, 19CY

Multi-Media Platform, Dual

Front Airbags Package, Airbag

Knee Driver, Airbag Knee

Passenger, Anti-lock Braking,

Automatic Collision Notification,

Autonomous Emergency

Braking, Automatic Emergency

Call (eCall), Aero Wipers - Front
Bluetooth phone and audio

interface, Apple CarPlay

Android Auto, 3-point

seatbelts with Emergency

Tensioning Devices (ETDs),

Trailer Stability Assist
Fuel Consumption8.84 Km/L – 13.1 Km/L7.3 Km/L – 8.06 Km/L
Length x Width x Height4.95×1.98×1.91 m4.66×1.96×1.96 m

BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 7,390 - USD 212,970USD 27,880 – 348,790

Interior & Exterior Comparison

Land Cruiser J300

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The LC J300 is the latest Land Cruiser brand in a series of J300, the latest LC J200 series which will be unveiled on 9 June 2021. The LC J300 series was built on the body-on-frame TNGA-F platform, the frame itself was reformed to increase rigidity and to reduce weight. The total weight of the LC J300 was reduced by 200 kg compared to its predecessor. Other improvements include weight distribution, improved suspension structure, and lowered center of gravity.

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The LC J300 ground clearance measures 230 mm. Toyota has equipped the Land Cruiser J300 series with an upgraded Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS), an adaptive variable suspension (AVS), a Multi-Terrain Monitor system that incorporates an underbody camera, and a more advanced Multi-Terrain Select system with Deep Snow and Auto modes.

(a) Cabin Storage

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Toyota has given the new J300 series interior a full makeover. The new model is far more high-tech while the old car looked like it was stuck in the early 2000s. Toyota has revised the LC J300 dashboard design and gives a completely new touchscreen infotainment system. The LC J300 series has a roomy cabin and a full taste of comfort inside.

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Everything in the LC J300 is well laid out. From the 1st row to the 3rd row, there are sufficient storage sections that are useful for storing items such as beverages, handbags, smartphones, etc.

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In the 1st row, you will find door panel storage, 2 bottle holders, dashboard storage, a cooler box, a glove box, and the center box. In the 2nd row, you will find door side pockets, 2 cup holders on the center armrest, and storage on the front seat jacket pockets. In the 3rd row, you will find 2 cup holders on either side.

(b) Cargo Space

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The LC J300 series has enough cargo space of 1131 liters behind the back seats and increased to 2052 liters when the back seat is folded. It’s huge, which might be lucky to get 460 liters in the very largest example if you’re used to a small SUV.

Mercedes Benz G Class

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The G-class is a mid-size and luxury SUV manufactured by Mercedes Benz in Austria. Without seeing the badging the G-class can be identified from a distance. You have to know that the G Class appeared like a shiny box on wheels. With several developments available over the years the G-Wagon has been in production since 1979.

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(a) Cabin Storage

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The G-Class interior is luxurious, comfortable, and you will find more space for both passengers and drivers than the previous generation. You will find a 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster, front and back seats with leather upholstery, and 3-zone automatic climate control as standard features.

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Inside the G Class, you will find numerous storage facilities suitable for storing handbags, beverages, smartphones, and bottles. In the 1st cabin, you will have the storage compartment to ensure that everything has its place and it includes a bottle holder in the door pockets, a compartment in the overhead control panel, and a tray in the front with a removable double cup holder. At the passenger cabin, you will find a luggage net on the left-hand side of the luggage compartment, a storage compartment with a 12 V socket and 1 x USB port in the back, and the map pockets on the back of the front seats.

(b) Cargo Space

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Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Land Cruiser J300

(a) Engine & Performance

Toyota ceased the production of V8 engines and in the LC J300 series is fitted by 2 engine options in V6 configuration; a 3.5L twin-turbo petrol engine and a 3.3L twin-turbo diesel engine.

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Both V6 petrol and diesel engines are more powerful than a previous V8 in the J200 series, with the gas version producing 409 horses of twist and the diesel delivering 304 hp of twist, according to Toyota. Both are mated to a new 10-speed ‘Direct-Shift 10’ automatic gearbox, made by Toyota-owned company Aisin and come with a 4WD as a standard because this is a Land Cruiser. Also, this new transmission locks up the torque converter more often, reducing operating temperatures and increasing efficiency.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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According to TOYOTA, the Land Cruiser J300 series VX (4×4) travels around 8.84 Km/L – 13.1 Km/L depending on the fuel used.

Mercedes Benz G Class

(a) Engine & Performance

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The G Class is fitted with 4 engine choices, an M264 2.0L I4 turbocharger, M176 4.0L V8 twin-turbo, M177 4.0 L V8 twin-turbo, and diesel engine OM656 D29 R SCR 2.9L I6 turbo that is linked to a 9G-Tronic AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G 9 Speed automatic.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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The fuel consumption of Mercedes G Class claims to be 7.3 Km/L to 8.06 Km/L.

Final Verdict

The Toyota Land Cruiser J300 series and Mercedes Benz G-Class are from the top automakers but the Mercedes Benz Class and Land Cruiser J300 series score the same rating in most features like power, comfortability, luxury, space, and engine choices. But the LC Cruiser J300 series seems to be the father of both on-road and the best off-road. The LC J300 series seems better for fuel efficiency while the Mercedes Benz seems to be a luxury vehicle. If you need to purchase one of these, get in touch with BE FORWARD.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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