• (4.8) 5 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $44,293–$89,161
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 12-13
  • Engine: 500-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Unwieldy handling
  • Cabin noise

Notable Features

  • Powerful G55 AMG
  • Standard DVD navigation, bi-xenon headlights
  • Serious off-road capability
  • New standard &quot
  • mbrace&quot
  • telematics system

2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Mercedes-Benz focuses largely on road-going manners with its M-Class SUV, but the G-Class is a hard-core off-road machine that comfortably seats five people. Competitors include the Hummer H2 and Land Rover Range Rover.

New for 2011
There are no major changes, but "mbrace," a new telematics system, replaces Tele Aid and has features such as locating a vehicle in a parking lot and remotely locking and unlocking doors with an iPhone or BlackBerry.

Exterior
This distinctive SUV's strictly utilitarian appearance is somewhat softened by body-colored bumpers and rocker panels, plus a stainless steel spare-tire cover.

  • New 18-inch twin five-spoke wheels (G550)
  • Spare wheel cover
  • Body-colored door handles


Interior
Leather upholstery is complemented by burl walnut or maple wood trim. Standard equipment includes automatic climate control, power windows and locks, DVD navigation, power front seats with three-position memory, and rear parking assistance.
  • Standard "mbrace" telematics system
  • Alcantara leather headliner in G55 AMG
  • Rear-passenger reading lamps
  • Optional HD radio and Sirius Real-Time Traffic
  • Ambient lighting is standard
  • Leather dashboard


Under the Hood
Depending on the model, there are two engine options that can be teamed with a five- or seven-speed automatic transmission.
  • G550's V-8 produces 382 horsepower and 391 pounds-feet of torque and teams with a seven-speed automatic
  • G55 AMG's supercharged V-8 makes 500 hp and is teamed with a five-speed automatic


Safety
A variety of safety features are standard, including:
  • Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side curtain airbags


Consumer Reviews

(4.8)

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2011 MERCEDES-BENZ G55AMG

by ARTEL from TEXAS on December 22, 2014

THIS IS THE BEST VEHICLE I HAVE EVER OWNED. A LOT OF POWER, GREAT BUILD QUALITY AND IMPRESSIVE STYLING - THOSE ARE THE BEST QUALITIES OF THE G CLASS. NOT MENTIONING THE BEST RESALE VALUE ON THE MARKET... Read Full Review

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2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Safety Ratings

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

unlimitedmo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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