2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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$122,400–$225,000 MSRP range
(1.0) 1 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2017 Mercedes‑Benz G‑Class base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Distinctiveness
  • Visibility
  • Off-road capability
  • Power
  • Attractive dashboard

The Bad

  • Ungainly handling
  • Clumsy ride
  • Road noise
  • Seating position
  • Interior space
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

  • New G550 4x4 Squared model
  • 621-hp V-12 G65 AMG version available
  • Permanent four-wheel drive
  • Five-seat SUV

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Overview

By Cars.com Editors

What it is: Mercedes-Benz focuses largely on road-going manners with its GLE-Class SUV, but the G-Class is a hard-core off-road machine that seats five people across two rows. The G-Class was Mercedes' first SUV, and it competes with the Land Rover Range Rover and Toyota Land Cruiser. The G550 uses a turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine rated at 416 horsepower. High-performance AMG variants are also available.

(Skip to details on the G63 and G65 AMG)

A new G550 4x4 Squared model joins the lineup and comes with the same V-8 and permanent four-wheel-drive system as the G550, and adds flared wheel arches, 22-inch wheels, portal axles that help provide 17.2 inches of ground clearance, and an adaptive suspension. All models get standard smartphone integration for controlling calls, music and navigation functionality.

Significant Standard Features

  • 416-hp, turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Two-speed transfer case
  • Three locking differentials
  • 8.1 inches of ground clearance
  • LED daytime running lights and bi-xenon headlamps
  • Heated windshield
  • Comand multimedia system
  • Navigation system
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo
  • Backup camera
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Adaptive cruise control with full-stop capability
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews


Worst Vehicle Ever!

by jeffs1738 from Waxahachie, TX on November 10, 2017

Love Mercedes...but the G Wagon worst car ever owned! You pay so much for the vehicle, but don't get all of the technology you can with MB other vehicles. Very sad too, G Wagon has the cool factor, ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


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