(3.5) 4 reviews
MSRP: $54,648$82,932
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 13
Engine: 382-hp, 5.5-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Our Take on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Our Take

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 across two rows. It competes with the Land Rover Range Rover.A new Edition Select Package offers a few interior and exterior upgrades inclu... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Unwieldy handling
  • Cabin noise

Notable Features

  • Standard DVD navigation system, bi-xenon headlights
  • Serious off-road capability
  • Standard Mbrace telematics system

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.