2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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$83,700

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2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Distinctiveness
  • Construction quality
  • German engineering
  • Rugged personality
  • Performance potential of G55 AMG

The bad:

  • Price
  • Fuel economy
  • Unwieldy handling
  • Acceleration of G500
  • Cabin noise

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Standard DVD navigation, bi-xenon headlights
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Redesigned fog lamps, center-console controls
  • Leather door grip
  • Improved seat cushions
  • Serious offroad capability
  • Grand Edition models

2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Mercedes-Benz touched up the G500, a former military vehicle, by improving the seat cushioning and providing leather door-handle grips for 2007. A new standard seven-speed transmission and DVD navigation feature were also added.

Exclusive chrome trim and “V8 Kompressor” badging identify the G55 AMG, which has larger vented and slotted front brakes. Monoblock AMG 18-inch wheels are 9.5 inches wide. Interior features include “designo” charcoal Nappa leather upholstery, AMG gauges and natural maple wood trim.

Mercedes-Benz focuses largely on road-going manners with its M-Class model, but the G-Class is a hard-core offroad machine. Handcrafted in Graz, Austria, the G-Class competes against the Hummer H1 and Land Rover Range Rover.

New limited-production Grand Editions of both models debuted in summer 2005 and feature velour floormats and special interior choices.

Exterior
This distinctive SUV’s strictly utilitarian appearance is somewhat softened by body-colored bumpers and rocker panels and a stainless-steel spare-tire cover. At 185.6 inches long overall on a 112.2-inch wheelbase, the G-Class is 3 inches shorter than the 2006 M-Class, but it stands 6.3 inches taller.

Rigid front and rear axles and three locking differentials are installed. In extremely low-traction situations, a little grip on one front wheel should be enough to pull the G-Class through a trouble spot.

Interior
Leather upholstery is complemented by burl walnut or maple wood trim. For 2007, the front seat cushions have been improved and the door-handle grips are wrapped in leather. DVD navigation is also newly standard.

Standard equipment includes automatic climate control, power windows and locks, 10-way power front seats with three-position memory, a navigation system and Mercedes-Benz’s Tele Aid system, which offers emergency and theft-tracking services. The front and rear seats are heated. A Harman Kardon premium sound system includes a six-CD changer. Rear parking assistance is standard.

Under the Hood
The 5.0-liter V-8 in the G500 produces 292 horsepower and 336 pounds-feet of torque. An electronically controlled seven-speed automatic transmission sends the power to a full-time four-wheel-drive system with a Low range, which offers shift-on-the-fly operation at up to 15 mph. The G55 AMG’s supercharged 5.5-liter V-8 cranks out 469 hp and 516 pounds-feet of torque.

Safety
Antilock brakes have electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist for automatic full-power braking in panic stops. Mercedes-Benz’s Electronic Stability Program and side curtain airbags are standard.

Driving Impressions
Though it’s far smaller than the Hummer H1, the G500 delivers a comparably unique experience. This SUV conveys the impression of looming height — emphasized by its relatively short, narrow body.

Everything about the G500 seems bolt upright, including the seating positions. Even though the vehicle’s height is partly an illusion, there’s a tendency to keep its speed way down when rolling through curves and corners. This SUV’s operation is defiantly trucklike, and it emits a degree of sluggishness and plenty of sound while accelerating. Not only does the G500 look ready to tackle the most demanding terrain, but it also feels ready — which detracts from its prowess and pleasure on ordinary paved surfaces.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

G class

Great truck will last for ever. Different then any truck on the market. Built like a tank. Very comfortable

4.9

i owned one

hello people i just want to say that i will suggest u people to buy this suv becoz its a true vehicle with more power and comfort and its performance is so good that i sold my 2004 g500 and now i bought new 2007 500 with 7 speed and my father bought new g55 amg model our family loves this suv now u can imagine that how much we love this suv

3.6

"Love the look not the ride"

We purchased a G500 for our son as a college graduation gift. Although we all loved the look of the G500 we found the ride to be stiff, cabin noise unacceptable, inadequate head room for anyone over 6'2" and the back seat lacking in leg room. Our son sold the G after two years and is now driving a Ford 150 and is much happier. Thanks.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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