2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

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$63,600

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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Third-row space and accessibility
  • Performance potential

The bad:

  • Leather seats not standard

4 trims

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Our 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New twin-turbo V-6 engine for GL450
  • Turbocharged V-8 or turbo-diesel V-6 also offered
  • Four-wheel drive standard
  • Seats seven

2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Mercedes-Benz’s seven-passenger GL-Class SUV has three rows of seats. It’s offered with a turbocharged V-8, a turbo-diesel V-6 or a new twin-turbo gas V-6 engine. Competitors include the Cadillac Escalade, the Infiniti QX80 and the Lexus LX 570.

(Skip to details on the: GL63 AMG)

New for 2015
The GL450 gets a new 362-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine, and fuel-saving stop-start technology is available for all GL-Class models with a gas engine.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Air suspension and available active stabilizer bars to mitigate body lean
  • 19-inch alloy wheels; 20-inch and 21-inch wheels available
  • Aluminum running boards

Interior Highlights

  • 4.5-inch screen between the main gauges
  • Knob-based Comand multimedia system
  • Dash comes stitched in faux leather 
  • Available leather upholstery
  • Power-folding third row and available power-tumbling second-row seats

Under the Hood

  • GL350 Bluetec 4Matic has 240-hp, turbo-diesel V-6 engine
  • GL450 4Matic uses a 362-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6
  • GL550 4Matic employs a 429-hp, twin-turbo V-8
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Available off-road package includes skid plates, a two-stage transfer case, a locking center differential and air-suspension adjustments to render up to 12 inches of ground clearance
  • Mercedes says the GL-Class can ford nearly 2 feet of water when equipped with the off-road package

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags; rear side-impact airbags available
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Driver’s knee airbag
  • Available collision warning and mitigation system
  • Attention Assist to alert sleepy drivers
  • Crosswind Stabilization keeps the GL in its lane during high winds
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available lane departure warning 
  • Available surround-view camera
  • Available PreSafe system augments collision mitigation with automatic braking

GL63 AMG
The Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG packs big power into a big SUV. To be exact, there’s 550 hp from the twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 that sends power through a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Like the regular GL-Class, there’s room for seven occupants in three rows, but the GL63 can take passengers to a top speed of 174 mph.

What’s Special

  • All-wheel drive splits 60 percent of the power to the rear wheels and 40 percent to the front
  • Active suspension with multiple Comfort or Sport driving modes
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Widened fenders that fit 12-inch-wide tires on 21-inch wheels
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Power tailgate

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

7th Mercedes I've Owned and the Nicest

Perfect car for us. I've owned 6 other Mercedes over the years and this one is the nicest. Bought it for my wife after she's driven Volvos exclusively for the past 25 years. This was a certified pre-owned and in immaculate condition with low miles. Only downside whatsoever the the placement of the hand holds when getting in the car. Personally I would have placed them more forward for ease of getting in.

5.0

Most Reliable car

This car met all my needs. Most reliable car. It is solidly built, quiet, and smooth. The ride is like a Rangerover and it handles almost like a sedan. It's just the right size, has very comfortable seats.

4.9

a SAFE, amazing performance, extended warranty

I loved this car but downsizing, great room and comfort, amazing road performance and power. SAFEST car I’ve ever owned. Has all the extras and has a great look exterior and interior!! New brakes, tires, and 2 sets of interior mats, roof rack and Thule cargo!

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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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