• (3.8) 5 reviews
  • Available Prices: $56,817–$81,017
  • 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 Latest Model 2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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

2012 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 across two rows. It competes with the Land Rover Range Rover.

New for 2012
A new Edition Select Package offers a few interior and exterior upgrades including side exhaust pipes and silver-colored wheels.

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

  • 18-inch twin five-spoke wheels
  • Spare wheel cover
  • Body-colored door handles

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. Interior features include:

  • Standard "mbrace" telematics system
  • Rear-passenger reading lamps
  • Optional HD radio and real-time traffic info
  • Ambient lighting is standard
  • Leather dashboard

Under the Hood
Mechanical features include:

  • There is one engine and transmission combo for the 382-horsepower V-8 that makes 391 pounds-feet of torque
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard four-wheel drive

Standard safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side curtain airbags

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 5 reviews

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Its my best car .very comfortable .. its like you

by Mahmoud badran from Bridgeview.il on August 24, 2017

This is exactly what i need i drove the car its very clean like a brand new smooth and strong its was my first choice I knew i will take it thank you guys

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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