2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Reviews
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.
This distinctive SUV's strictly utilitarian appearance is somewhat softened by body-colored bumpers and rocker panels, plus a stainless steel spare-tire cover.
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.
Under the Hood
Depending on the model, there are two engine options that can be teamed with a five- or seven-speed automatic transmission.
A variety of safety features are standard, including: