• (4.8) 16 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $34,960–$63,824
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 14-22
  • Engine: 240-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (diesel)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 7
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Our Take on the Latest Model 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

What We Don't Like

  • Leather seats not standard

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 Reviews

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.

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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

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


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Awesome car

by Profigue from Boca Raton, Florida on October 11, 2017

This car is made for people who want to have a confortable ride to their activities. It has a outstanding performance.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 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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