Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

About Mercedes-Benz G-Class

It may be hard to fathom, but one of Mercedes-Benz’s most expensive and rugged vehicles is also one of its oldest. Now entering its 38th year of production, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV (better known as the G-Wagen) has seen many improvements since the original, but at its core remains the same rugged beast. Not as refined as a Land Rover Range Rover, nor as spacious as a Cadillac Escalade, the 2017 G-Class confounds logic as the go-to vehicle for the ultra-rich wishing to impress their friends and enemies. Of course, most will never need or use the G-Wagen’s abilities. However, those who do venture off-road will find themselves behind the wheel of one of the world’s most capable off-road warriors.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
What's new for 2017?
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Mercedes-Benz’s 2017 G-Class luxury SUV gains a new off-road trim dubbed the G550 4x4. This model is raised 17 inches and widened by nine inches and features portal axles, three locking differentials and a permanent all-wheel-drive system. On the standard G-Class, improvements are limited to smartphone, designo and AMG package upgrades.

  • Expert Rating: 5.7
  • Consumers Rating: 8.6
  • MPG 13|14
2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
What's new for 2016?
2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

If the standard, G550 and higher-end AMG G63 are not excessive enough, plutocrats can opt for the new AMG G65. Costing nearly $220,000, this top-line G-Class boasts a twin-turbo V12 with a prodigious 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. The plebian G550, meanwhile, now uses a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8.

2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
What's new for 2015?
2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

For 2015, Mercedes-Benz sends its G-Class luxury SUV to showroom floors without any major changes or upgrades from the 2014 model.

2014 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
What's new for 2014?
2014 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

No major changes have been made to the 2014 Mercedes G-Wagen after it received a new interior and an enhanced exterior last year.

2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
What's new for 2013?
2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Last year's dropping of the G55 AMG performance model suggested to many the end was near for Mercedes' beloved but quirky G-Class. But no. A facelift, new interior and a better-yet new G63 AMG hyperformance model shows the 2013 Mercedes G-Class is healthy as ever.

2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
What's new for 2012?
2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The AMG-tuned G55 is no longer available, but Mercedes has created a new "Edition Select" package for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz G550.

2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
What's new for 2011?
2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Aside from new 18-inch twin-five-spoke wheels for the G550, there are no significant changes to the 2011 G550 or the G55 AMG.

2010 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
What's new for 2010?
2010 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Now entering its fourth decade of production, exterior changes to the 2010 G-Glass are limited to a few cosmetic upgrades and a new, sport-tuned exhaust. Inside, driver's will find newly designed 14-way power seats, a leather-capped dash, a heated wood and leather steering wheel and a 115-volt receptacle in the cargo area.

2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
What's new for 2009?
2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The G550 replaces last year's G500 model and features a 382-horsepower 5.5-liter V8. Along with its new engine, the GL550 receives a new three-bar grille and chrome grille guard. All G-Class models include the new COMAND system with built in six-disc CD changer and Bluetooth capability. The G55 AMG gets a bump in power, too, now up to 500 horsepower.

2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
What's new for 2008?
2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class receives a new instrument cluster, rear-view camera, steering wheel and tail-light design.

2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
What's new for 2007?
2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The 2007 G500 receives a seven-speed automatic transmission, while the G55 AMG maintains its five-speed unit. New standard features include a heated windshield, a new center console design and bi-xenon headlamps.

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Consumer Reviews

Buy A Legend for 1/2 Price

By on Thursday, November 15, 2007

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

"I bought a Mercedes certified G500 2004 for $42k and the new G500s at the dealer-with few differences are selling now for $86K. My 3004 has 24,000 miles. Love the car, it's rare and honest. The finish is excellent. The door lock on driver side went bad-told this has happened to others-but, covered by the warranty. It's a tank and worth the money-it will be a classic for many years. Too many SUVs have gotten trendy and age poorly. This is a timeless design. Keep it in the family as an heirloom."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

My G-500

By on Tuesday, November 10, 2009

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
6/10

"I bought 04 Mercedes G500 in 2006. It has been a great car on the road and off the road for the power. I would say it is more luxuries and security car rather than convenience and comfortableness. First of all, no one can leave the car unless driver unlocks the car so it is kinda annoying. Before when I bought this car, I was dreamed about this car and planned to buy it for a long time. It didn't disappoint me at all but when I take it to the off road I can hear some raddling nose on the back door. I took it to the dealership for repair and I found out it makes that kind of nose often and other customers also noticed it because extra tire on the back is too heavy for the door and when people take it to the off road it just started making a noise. It didn't cost me allot, they just have to strengthen the back lock but it was annoying for me to go back to dealership for this situation once or twice a month because I take the car off road allot and finally I took off the extra tire on the back and it stopped making a noise but then it looks so on the back without extra tire. It is a strong car, lovely car, chick magnet car and I have had several SUVs like Landcruiser, Lexus and Range Rover. It was the best of all but I guess it is because I liked it so much. Also it is not a soft car when you take it on the road and if you drive on the road for long hours like me, you will get tired of driving it after several hours. Specially when you take it to the long off road trip, it is hard and uncomfortable. I believe G500 is the one of the best SUV that Mercedes produce but I don't know why they don't upgrade the suspension system and the back lock problem. I heard this problem is passed on to 2005 - 2008 but I heard 2009 has more soft suspension but I haven't tried it yet, if it is true I would like trade my car for it. For the gas mileage, this car is super. it is not comparable to the V6 or V4 but it is a best for V8 car. It is a powerful, super fast car but gas mileage is low for V8 car. Overall, I loved my G500 and I would like to buy new version if they fixed the suspension and back door lock problems. i would recommend this car to someone who loves to drive tough, fast, powerful SUVs but if you are looking for comfortable, convenience, inexpensive car, pls don't buy."

9 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Better Than Bad

By on Thursday, March 6, 2008

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

"The vehicle has a lot of history and class, but it's the small things that always get to you...like the window regulators that keep breaking and the squeeks and rattles, also the vehicle is way to rough on anything other than perfect roads or sand, rough dirt or cobble streets will shake you and the truck to pieces, these are all little things that Mercedes could fix or improve if they cared about customer service like they once did. I am sorry but get a Toyota Land Cruiser or VW Toureg V10 TDI instead, you will be much happier!!"

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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