2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

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2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Key specs

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The good:

  • Third-row space and accessibility
  • Performance potential

The bad:

  • Leather seats not standard

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Turbocharged V-8s or turbo-diesel V-6
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Adjustable air suspension
  • Seats seven

2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class?

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a seven-seat luxury SUV that competes with the Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX 570, Land Rover Range Rover, Audi Q7 and Infiniti QX56. It's available in GL350, GL450, GL550 and GL63 AMG trim levels.

What's New on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class?

Available as special order option, the new Splitview dashboard screen can show two different images on one display. The front passenger can watch a movie while the driver views navigation information.

How Does the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Compare to Other Luxury SUVs?

The Cadillac Escalade offers more cargo room but has less sophisticated features and design than the GL-Class. While the Land Rover Range Rover has a similar starting price and features, it seats only five occupants and has a smaller cargo area. The Audi Q7 also offers less cargo room and interior volume, but it seats seven and starts at a lower price than the Benz.

What Features in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Are Most Important?

The 2014 GL-Class is available in four different performance configurations. The base-trim GL350 Bluetec 4Matic uses a turbo-diesel V-6 engine that produces 240 horsepower and 455 pounds-feet of torque. The GL450 4Matic upgrades to a 362-hp, twin-turbo gas-powered V-8 that supplies 406 pounds-feet of torque. The GL550 4Matic has a twin-turbo V-8 engine that produces 429 hp and 516 pounds-feet of torque. The top-of-the-line GL63 AMG uses a 5.5-liter V-8 engine with 550 hp. It reaches a top speed of 174 mph, according to Mercedes. An available off-road package adds skid plates, a locking center differential, a two-stage transfer case and an adjustment that can increase the standard air suspension's ground clearance to 12 inches.

Significant standard features include air suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, aluminum running boards, 4.5-inch vehicle information screen, the knob-based Comand system, a faux leather dashboard and power-folding third-row seats. Active stabilizer bars, a power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, 20-inch or 21-inch wheels, leather upholstery and power-tumbling second-row seats are all available.

Standard safety features include an electronic stability system, antilock brakes, side-impact airbags in the front and rear, driver's knee airbag, side curtain airbags, a driver attention monitor and crosswind stabilization. Available features include a surround-view camera, collision warning and mitigation system, lane departure warning system, blind spot warning system and a PreSafe system that adds automatic braking to the collision mitigation system.

Should I Buy the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class?

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a great choice if you're looking for a large luxury SUV with plenty of third-row room and accessibility. It offers great performance throughout its four trim levels as well. However, leather seats aren't included standard.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


So far no issues

This is my 3rd Mercedes Benz...S550...GL450...SKL 350...The GL 450 is a great full size luxury SUV with a extraordinary smooth ride and great electronics...Great for transporting 6 passengers comfortably.


Love it

I am enjoying this car, at the same time and learning all the specifications. Thank you again, Vinney, I love the world to know how good of a salesperson you are, but for now, it is via the internet.


Most comfortable car I have ever owned

I bought a 2014 GL550 based on cargo room, comfort, performance and reliability. This vehicle is quick and has room for seven adults. Easy to get in and out and not too big to park. Powerful twin turbo V8 gets up and goes and has every luxury possible.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
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
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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