The iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class, nee Geländewagen, is the brand’s most expensive and rugged luxury SUV, with pricing starts at an MSRP of $122,400. The high-riding G-Class might be thought of as an ultra-deluxe Jeep Wrangler, with its utilitarian, off-road focus. It can readily be spotted in rap videos looking “murdered out” with rims and a body kit. Inside, you’ll find all the opulence expected in a vehicle this expensive, but the upright driving position might take some getting used to. It’s a bit glam and over-the-top, but it fits the bill for drivers interested in experiencing something unique.
Pros: Major Curb Appeal, Supremely Capable Yet Luxurious
Cons: Inefficient, Outdated, Expensive
What You Should Know: Although available in two high-performance AMG versions, the standard G500 is plenty quick with a 0-60 time of 5.8 seconds.
Looks Best In: Jade Green exterior/Saddle Brown interior
Coolest Feature: Everything about the G-Wagon is pretty darn cool, in production since 1979, it was originally designed for military use.
Competition: Land Rover Range Rover, Porsche Cayenne
Summary: The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is wonderfully absurd and has lots of character. More at home on the safari than the highway, with its inefficient design and cramped interior thanks to all of the off-roading hardware. For a more civilized and nearly as capable conveyance that has nearly the same sense of occasion, check out the Land Rover Range Rover.
Did You Know? According to Mercedes-Benz, there half a mile of thread in the G-Class interior with 45,000 stitches.
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