2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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$122,400

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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • Ungainly handling
  • Clumsy ride
  • Road noise
  • Seating position
  • Interior space

2 trims

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Notable features

  • 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 review: Our expert's take


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 4×4 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

  • Adaptive suspension
  • Carbon-fiber trim
  • Rear entertainment system

G63 and G65 AMG
Mercedes offers high-performance versions of the G-Class in the form of the G63 AMG and the G65 AMG. Both models feature twin-turbocharged engines — the G63 AMG a V-8 and the G65 AMG a V-12 — that are hand-built. Both include a sport exhaust system, high-performance brakes and unique styling cues.

What’s Special

  • 563-hp, turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine (G63 AMG)
  • 621-hp, turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 (G65 AMG)
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Unique grille design
  • Red brake calipers
  • Side exhaust pipes

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.0
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 3.0
  • Value for the money 2.5
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Most Iconic Car I have Ever Owned

It's one of a kind. The engineering is superb, the workmanship is excellent, the capabilities are legendary. From a performance standpoint it has no peers.

2.6

Worst Vehicle Ever!

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, but not worth it!

See all 2 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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Have questions about warranties or CPO programs?

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