2019 Mercedes G-Class — Off-Road Test (Best Ever)

2019 Mercedes G-Class - Off-Road Test (Best Ever)

Mercedes-Benz G-Class review

Fair Market Price: $ 125,862

You’ll Like
Polarizing off-road look
Quick and capable
Impressive luxury

You Won’t Like
Poor fuel economy
Bad on-road driving characteristics
Lacks many advanced driver assist safety features

New for 2018

Minor updates include two new exterior colors – Designo Orange Metallic and Designo Ocean Blue Metallic – and the new Designo Manufaktur Red and Black Edition on the G550 and the AMG Performance Studio package on the AMG G63.

Vehicle Summary
The G-Class is Mercedes-Benz’s flagship SUV, positioned above the GLA-Class, GLC-Class, GLE-Class, and GLS-Class in price (although the GLS is bigger). This body-on-frame SUV has one of the highest starting prices in the automaker’s entire lineup.

Powering the G550 base model is a 416-hp, 450-lb-ft of torque twin-turbo V-8 that delivers an EPA-rated 13/14 mpg city/highway. The same engine powers the lifted G550 4×42 model, but that version delivers 11/11 mpg. The AMG G63 is powered by 5.5-liter V-8 that churns out 563 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque and is rated at 12/14 mpg. The range-topping AMG G65 packs a big 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 that produces a whopping 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque and delivers 11/13 mpg. All models come standard with permanent four-wheel drive (with a two-speed transfer case and three locking differentials) and a seven-speed automatic transmission. The G550 4×42 has an incredible 17.2 inches of ground clearance.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Glass comes standard with a dual side-exit exhaust system, 19-inch AMG wheels, stainless-steel brush guard, LED daytime running lights, Nappa leather upholstery, 10-way power heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, interior ambient lighting, Comand multimedia system with central controller and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Available features for the G-Class lineup include an AMG Sport exhaust system, an AMG high-performance braking system, 21-inch AMG wheels, Nappa/Dinamica AMG Performance steering wheel, Designo wood trim, a Dinamica Interior Package, an AMG Night package, and a rear seat entertainment system. The G550 4×42 comes standard with 22-inch wheels, wide wheel arches, two-tone paint, portal axles with red suspension springs, stainless steel undercarriage skid plates, AMG carbon fiber trim, and seats and doors panels in Dinamica microfiber with diamond stitching.

The G-Class lineup comes standard with adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, Parking Assist Parktronic (front and rear parking sensors), rearview camera, trailer stability assist, and an illuminated entry system. The G-Class does not have any additional driver assist safety features available.

What We Think
In a three-way comparison among highly capable and expensive off-road SUVs, the AMG G65 came in third: “Although the Mercedes G550 handled everything, we agreed that its poor observed fuel economy, propensity to scrape expensive mechanical bits off-road, and white-knuckle handling characteristics both on the road and in the snow should put this endearing European in third.”
In a First Drive review of the refreshed G550, we liked the power from the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 and the decent ride quality, but the on-road driving dynamics are poor. We enjoyed the G-Glass’ luxury and said, “Part of the G-Wagen’s mountain-crushing weight is all the sound-deadening material they’ve crammed into it over the years. Thanks to that it’s actually pretty comfortable and quiet inside despite the big tires, truck frame, and barn-inspired aerodynamic profile. The leather is absurdly rich for the vehicle, the seats are comfortable and supportive.”

Cool Fact
The G550 4×42 weighs in at a whopping 6,825 pounds.
Full Review https://www.motortrend.com/cars/mercedes-benz/g-class/2018/


Comments (37)

  1. Is this all in Diesel ???

  2. इसका एजेंसी कहां कहां पर है

  3. Я в ахуе ваще……

  4. Stupid car
    Now I’m going to sell it

  5. Wont take mine in dessert or in those locations however i got none but thoughts

  6. Что-то морда с этими фарами стала совсем аля Китайщина. Да и внутри совсем по молодёжному стало Брррр….Старый был лучше! Брутальнее!

  7. Tenk na četiri kotača.Bez prijekoran.
    Mercedes G class ostaje Mercedes G class,ostalo je sve copy

  8. Escapamento lateral para carro off Road? Fica muito próximo do chão deve dar medo de raspar.

  9. G300D, G400 and G40 AMG, stop fucking lying!

  10. I think only a handful of G Class owners would engage on a real off roading escapades

  11. My Christmas wish is, that u guys check out my Vids! ;D

  12. One of the best and most beautiful SUV ever

  13. best of best mercedes benz!!

  14. i wish if i cud have ths off road monster ,but unfortunate im satisfied with ma two wheeler.

    actually i cant afford ths lol.

  15. Mercedes Benz is the best… But this G Class is kinda expensive though…

  16. The best, Mercedes Benz.

  17. Как мне нравится смотреть на этот автомобиль в таких условиях! Он шикарен.

  18. First like,first view,first share,first comment and one like plzzz

  19. Ok. But I still can't afford it.

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