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2024 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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  • Lows Prodigious wind noise, budget-crushing price, remarkable thirst for premium fuel.
  • Verdict With its iconic military-inspired design, more off-road chops than it probably needs, and an eye-widening price the G550 is a love-it-or-leave-it proposition that transcends common sense.

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What's new for 2024.

Redesigned in 2019, the 2024 G-Class is a carryover model. A refreshed G-Class with more aerodynamic styling and new powertrain choices is scheduled for 2025 to dovetail the arrival of the new EQG G-Class EV . Mercedes-Benz hasn't yet revealed any specifics, but more efficient powertrains including a hybrid are possible.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

With a starting price over $140k, it's a good bet that most buyers won't be too concerned about ponying up for a few options. Still, the sheer number and cost of those extras is dizzying, and that doesn't even include limited-edition versions like the Edition 550 and G550 Professional . Barring one of those or the G63 AMG, our feeling is that buyers are best served by enhancing a G550 with thoughtful choices like the Exclusive Interior package, which adds the nicer nappa leather upholstery and snazzier trim pieces. The Seat Comfort package includes massaging front seats with ventilated cushions, and we'd add the heated steering wheel, too. The only other option we recommend is the available adaptive dampers that allow the driver to dial in the ride quality to their liking.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The G550 isn't the most powerful G-Wagon, but it's no slouch either. Motivated by a twin-turbo V-8 good for 416 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque, it sends torque to the wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive is standard, as are the famed triple differential locks (front, center, and rear) and low-range. The 2019 G550 that we tested had much-improved road manners compared with the outgoing model, thanks to an independent front suspension and a lower center of gravity. Whereas the previous model leaned into corners with comical abandon, the newer model at least tries to pivot without scraping the door handles on the pavement. The G550's steering feels more precise than ever, and the ride quality is composed on all but the choppiest surfaces. The tall, boxy body still can't escape the laws of aerodynamics, however, and considerable wind noise is present at higher speeds despite a standard acoustically laminated windshield and door windows. The most recent G we've tested is the G550 Professional , which comes with 18-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires rather than the standard model's 19s and all-season rubber. The difference in acceleration at our test track was a nominal 0.2 seconds, with the G550 Professional hitting 60 mph in 5.3 seconds and the 2019 G550 doing it in a 5.1.

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Towing and Payload Capacity

The G550 has a maximum towing capacity of 7000 pounds, impressive considering the Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 and a similarly equipped Cadillac Escalade are rated for a maximum of 7700 pounds.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The G550 has many charms, but fuel efficiency is not one of them. EPA rated for 13 mpg in the city and 16 mpg on the highway, well, let's just say it's a good thing the Buc-ee's chain of fuel- and-food stops is expanding rapidly. The last G550 we tested on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route—part of our extensive testing regimen —returned 15 mpg in the real world. For more information about the G-class's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website .

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Standing in contrast to the G-Wagen's paramilitary transport-vehicle exterior is a fully outfitted luxury interior. Standard features include a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, heated front and rear seats with leather upholstery, a power-adjustable steering column, three-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, and three 12v power outlets. With the check of a few option boxes, buyers can enjoy massaging front seats with ventilation, a heated steering wheel, and nappa leather upholstery. The G manufaktur options offer the most opulent aesthetic and allow more than 54 unique interior upholsteries, but they cost a considerable amount of money. While there's no shortage of headroom in the front or rear seats, the G-class is still essentially a very luxurious and well-equipped box; the instrument panel and infotainment screen are positioned nearly vertically, the driving position is almost bus-like, and the large, flat glass areas occasionally shoot alarming reflections across the cabin. You'll never mistake the experience for the palatial vibe of other high-end SUVs such as the Bentley Bentayga or the Rolls-Royce Cullinan . Still, the Benz has tons of cargo space. The version we tested held 16 carry-on suitcases behind its back row and another 17 bags with those seats folded (33 total).

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Infotainment and Connectivity

A standard 12.3-inch infotainment display takes center stage on the G550's near vertical dashboard. Inputs are controlled through a rotary knob and touchpad mounted on the center console with the added versatility of steering-wheel controls and voice commands. Sounds a bit convoluted, but most drivers will settle in a familiar input command sequence in short order. Navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a 15-speaker, 590-watt Burmester audio system are standard. Those looking for further upgrades can add a Wi-Fi hotspot and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The G-class has a slew of standard driver-assistance technology such as blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, speed limit assist, lane-keeping assist, and self-parking assist. For more information about the G550's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA ) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ( IIHS ) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  • Standard adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology
  • Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Mercedes-Benz provides a competitive limited and powertrain warranty that aligns with other luxury automakers. However, the company doesn't offer any complimentary scheduled maintenance.

  • Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance


2023 Mercedes-Benz G550 Professional Vehicle Type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

PRICE Base/As Tested: $166,400/$188,650 Options: Exclusive Interior Package Plus (active multicontour front seats with massage, rapid-heating front seats with ventilation, nappa-leather trim with diamond stitching, microfiber headliner), $12,400; G Manufaktur Arabian Grey paint, $6500; adaptive-damping suspension, $1400; G Manufaktur Black Flamed open-pore ash-wood trim, $1300; G Manufaktur Logo package, $650

ENGINE twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection Displacement: 243 in 3 , 3982 cm 3 Power: 416 hp @ 5250 rpm Torque: 450 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

TRANSMISSION 9-speed automatic

CHASSIS Suspension, F/R: multilink/live axle Brakes, F/R: 13.9-in vented disc/13.6-in vented disc Tires: Falken Wildpeak A/T AT3WA 265/60R-18 110H M+S 3PMSF MO

DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 113.8 in Length: 189.7 in Width: 74.5 in Passenger Volume, F/R: 54/53 ft 3 Cargo Volume, behind F/R: 69/38 ft 3 Curb Weight: 5746 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS 60 mph: 5.3 sec 100 mph: 13.9 sec 1/4-Mile: 13.9 sec @ 100 mph 120 mph: 22.8 sec Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec. Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 5.9 sec Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 3.2 sec Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 4.0 sec Top Speed (drag ltd): 132 mph Braking, 70–0 mph: 199 ft Braking, 100–0 mph: 420 ft Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.64 g

EPA FUEL ECONOMY Combined/City/Highway: 14/13/16 mpg


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Mercedes G-Class Review & Prices

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The Mercedes G-Class is one of the most recognisable cars on – or indeed off – the road, and this latest model is more luxurious than ever, but other large SUVs are better to drive

What's good

  • Fabulous interior
  • Almost unstoppable off-road
  • G 63 models are supercar-quick

What's not so good

  • Very expensive
  • Alternatives are better to drive
  • Thirsty V8 petrol engine

Find out more about the Mercedes G-Class

Is the mercedes g-class a good car.

The Mercedes G-Class is a premium SUV that’s capable of wafting you around in luxury and taking you almost anywhere off the beaten track. You’re more likely to see it on your local high street than out in the woods though – a lot like a pair of Hunter wellington boots.

If you’re looking at a G-Class, you’ll probably have your eye on the Land Rover Defender , Porsche Cayenne and BMW X7 as well – all of which are capable alternatives.

The looks of the G-Class are very retro and classic off-roader, with its boxy shape, round headlights and large windows, while you get silvery trim detailing too.

For the cabin, you get a similar mix of premium and utilitarian. There’s a lot of leather upholstery options and brushed aluminium that can be teamed with either gloss black or open-pore wood trim, while there are two large screens for your driver’s display and infotainment touchscreen.

You can fit five people in the cabin in comfort, with plenty of head and legroom for adults in the back – even your tallest mates will fit.

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While the 667-litre boot is very spacious, the Land Rover Defender 110 and Porsche Cayenne both have more space to work with. The three-door Defender 90 is much smaller though, while the seven-seat BMW X7 has less room with all the chairs in place.

You can choose between the 440d diesel and the AMG-tuned G 63, both of which come with a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

If you want to use that all-wheel drive where it’ll show its worth, you get three differential locks to stop wheels spinning or slipping on loose surfaces. There are special driving modes suited to different situations too, such as Slippery and Sport+.

Even if it’s well-suited to driving off Tarmac, the G-Class is supremely comfortable when you’re driving in town. You get adaptive damping on the suspension, which makes the G soft and comfortable over bumps – even at slower speeds. But as the body is quite chunky, getting in and out of small streets and car parks can be tricky.

The new G-Class is a far cry from the old-fashioned model it replaces. It’s just as imposing to look at, even more luxurious inside and – in G 63 trim – faster than some supercars! Mat Watson carwow expert

When you take the G-Class onto the motorway, you get a lot of safety assistance systems to take the strain out of long-distance driving. While the G-Class has a boxy shape that could mean a lot of wind noise, Mercedes has done an excellent job of insulating it from that.

Take it on a twisty road and the G-Class does start to lean even with the adaptive suspension, but if you choose the AMG G 63, you get uprated brakes and sportier suspension components to make it more capable. A Porsche Cayenne or a BMW X7 are better at hustling down a back-road, though.

Taking all of that into account, the Mercedes G-Class is an excellent selection in the premium SUV market with a high-end cabin and comfortable ride, although it is one of the more expensive options and isn’t quite as fun as alternatives.

Check out our latest Mercedes G-Class deals or browse the extensive used G-Class stock from our network of trusted dealers. You can check out the best used Mercedes deals with us too, while you can even sell your car through carwow to get the best price.

How much is the Mercedes G-Class

The Mercedes G-Class has a RRP range of £131,335 to £131,335. Prices start at £131,335 if paying cash. The price of a used Mercedes G-Class on carwow starts at £101,428.

Our most popular versions of the Mercedes G-Class are:

If you’re after a bargain, the luxury SUV market is probably the last place you should be looking. Even by these standards, the Mercedes G-Class is pretty expensive compared with its alternatives. Prices for the Defender 110 start at just over £60,000, and even though it’s fairly low on kit and quality materials at that price, it’s still a lovely place to sit, whether on- or off-road. The Cayenne starts to look like a great deal here, too, starting at a touch more than the Land Rover but feeling a bit more special inside. It lacks the other cars’ off-road prowess, though.

With G 63 AMG prices well on the way to £200,000 you could look at the Defender V8 for about £110,000 or the Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid for £130,000.

G-Class prices put it closer to the more luxurious Range Rover . The latest version has a gorgeous interior and silky smooth on-road driving manners, while also being supremely capable off the beaten track. It costs between £110,000 and £140,000.

Performance and drive comfort

The Mercedes G-Class is impressively quiet and very relaxing to drive, until you head into town where its huge size makes parking a real pain

Every Mercedes G-Class comes with a nine-speed automatic gearbox as standard. It shifts smoothly and makes light work of heavy traffic, but can be a little eager to change up early in G 400d diesel models – even in the sportiest of driving modes. That being said, it works perfectly in the G 63.

Towering above traffic like a classy road-crane means you get an excellent view over other cars and most SUVs, too. The Mercedes G-Class’ large windows offer almost unparalleled visibility too, and you get a set of gigantic door mirrors to help spot other cars daring to sneak into your blind spot.

Unfortunately, none of this really makes up for the G-Class’ gigantic size – especially around town. Sure, the steering is nice and light and feels infinitely more precise than the old car’s archaic off-road-oriented setup, but squeezing this huge SUV down narrow streets and into tight parking spaces will get the pulse racing every time.

On the motorway

Thankfully, long motorway journeys will do the exact opposite because the Mercedes G-Class is very relaxing to cruise along in. You won’t hear too much wind or tyre noise – despite its huge size and bluff shape – and the suspension does a good job ironing out all but the most jarring potholes.

On a twisty road

Show it a twisty country road and the Mercedes G-Class will lean quite a bit more than the likes of the Range Rover or Porsche Cayenne. It never feels particularly cumbersome though, especially in AMG G 63 trim. These range-topping models come with sportier suspension and upgraded brakes designed to make them feel lighter and more agile than their sheer size would suggest. These modifications work, to an extent, but if it’s outright agility you’re after in your SUV, you’ll be much better off with a Porsche Cayenne.

Space and practicality

The Mercedes G-Class’s huge body means it has absolutely masses of room inside, but its lofty ground clearance means elderly and less mobile passengers may struggle to climb in

The Mercedes G-Class feels like an SUV designed specifically for tall drivers. There’s absolutely acres of head and legroom in the front seats and you get plenty of seat adjustment to help you find your ideal driving position.

You get a fairly generous storage area under the Mercedes G-Class’ front armrest and both front door bins are wide enough to carry a half-litre bottle each. The glove box isn’t particularly roomy, however, and the rear door bins aren’t as big as those in the front.

Unfortunately, the Mercedes G-Class’ raised ride height means some passengers might find it a tad tricky to climb on board – especially if they’re older or have limited mobility. The rather old-fashioned door locks require you to pull very hard on the doors before they’ll click securely in place, too.

Space in the back seats

Things are equally spacious in the back seats. The panoramic glass roof doesn’t cut into the available headroom and the Mercedes’ large square windows mean it doesn’t feel at all claustrophobic like some other equally imposing SUVs.

The central seat’s a little harder and narrower than the outer two, but at least everyone has somewhere to put their feet thanks to the G-Class’ mostly flat rear floor. Its very wide cabin means there’s plenty of shoulder room if you need to carry three adults in the back at once, too.

You get two sets of Isofix anchor points to let you fit a couple of child seats; handy if you regularly carry much younger passengers. The Mercedes G-Class’ back doors open nice and wide and their square openings leave plenty of space to lift in a bulky child seat. It’s easy to twist the seat in position, too.

At 667 litres of luggage space with the seats up, the G-Class boot is pretty big and should have more than enough space to carry a big shop or some bags for a weekend away. Despite this, it is smaller than the Defender 110’s 875 litres and Cayenne’s 765 litres, but it’s a good chunk more than the Bentley Bentayga’s 480 litres.

Interior style, infotainment and accessories

The Mercedes G-Class’ interior comes with plenty of uber-plush materials and bundles of futuristic features, but the optional carbon fibre trim looks a bit naff

The Mercedes G-Class’ interior comes with many features you’ll find in other Mercedes cars, but laid out in a simpler, square arrangement that mirrors the G-Class’ unapologetically boxy exterior.

There’s a huge streak of brushed metal that stretches the full width of the dashboard and links each of the four turbine-like air vents – something of a Mercedes signature these days. The metal toggle switches that operate the heating and ventilation controls have been borrowed from other Mercedes models, but the chunky leather-clad grab handle just above the glovebox is a G-Class exclusive.

What looks like leather on the dashboard, doors and seats is actually a man-made alternative called ‘Artico’ upholstery. Thankfully, it feels very plush and is more than convincing enough to trick your passengers into thinking they’re perched on some genuine cowhide.

Pick an AMG G 63 model, though, and you get upgraded Nappa leather alongside a sportier flat-bottomed steering wheel and the option of some rather chintzy carbon fibre trim on the centre console.

The G-Class comes as standard with a widescreen infotainment system consisting of two huge 12.3-inch displays stretching halfway across the dashboard. The central display deals with the car’s various on-board settings and lets you program the satellite navigation. The second unit replaces conventional analogue dials with customisable graphics on a super high-resolution screen.

You can also use your smartphone’s navigation apps through the Mercedes G-Class’ built-in screens if you prefer. This feature works with both Apple and Android phones, but neither the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto apps quite fill the Mercedes’ huge central display. As a result, you’re left with a rather ugly blank space on the left-hand side.

MPG, emissions and tax

You can get the Mercedes G-Class with either a six-cylinder 3.0-litre diesel engine in G 400d guise or a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine in AMG-tuned G 63 models.

The former produces 330hp which is enough to sprint this leviathan of an SUV from 0-60mph in just 6.2 seconds. It’s impressively smooth and quiet for a diesel engine, too – it emits little more than a distant rumble when you accelerate hard and it ticks along with barely a whisper at 70mph. Official figures peg the fuel economy at 25.7mpg.

The twin-turbo V8 petrol is a whole different kettle of fish. It barks like the Hounds of Hades when you press the start button and pumps a sustained satisfying gurgle through the four side-exit exhausts at idle. It produces a whopping 585hp and will blast the G 63 from 0-60mph in a pretty astonishing 4.3 seconds. That’s faster than plenty of sports cars and all but the very hottest of hot-hatches.

The downside to this frantic turn of speed is its thirstiness. Mercedes claims it’ll return 17.7mpg, but you’ll have to drive with the patience of a professional chauffeur to manage anything close to that figure. But who cares when the performance and the noise is as glorious as this?

Safety and security

All G-Class models get a suite of airbags for the driver, front passenger, front side, rear side and windows bags. There’s also extensive driver assistance kit including adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist , preventive occupant protection in the event of a crash and a drowsy driver alert. Extra security comes from an anti-theft alarm, tow-away protection, park damage protection and 360-degree snapshots in the event of an incident.

When the G-Class was safety tested by Euro NCAP , it was given the full five stars, scoring particularly highly for adult occupant protection at 90%. Elsewhere it scored 83% for child occupant protection, 78% for vulnerable road users and 72% for safety assist.

Reliability and problems

As quite a rare vehicle, the G-Class rarely makes it onto ownership surveys to get a clear view of its reliability. However, this is a durable 4x4 built to survive in tough conditions, so well-looked-after examples should go on and on. Mercedes itself has a patchy record with reliability though, which is worth bearing in mind if running costs are a concern. It does come with a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty for peace of mind, though.

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Ride, steering and cabin hugely improved, fast (as a G63), and tough as teak

Thirsty, rear seat room still a bit taxing, G500 not available in the UK

What is it?

The door handle button, the headlight washer nozzles, the sun visors and the spare wheel cover. That’s a comprehensive list of the parts that have been carried over from the old G-Class. Apparently there’s a bracket underneath that also has the same part number as before, but even the engineers can’t remember quite where it is. Everything else – everything – is new.

About time, really. The old G had been around since the dawn of the motor carriage (well, 1979), an old soldier still refusing to desert its post.

That post is off-roadability. Surely Mercedes must have been tempted to take the new one in a more urban direction, since that’s the landscape the G seems most able to conquer? “Not at all”, says Gunnar Guthenke, the G-Class’s boss, “above all it had to be authentic, so there were three elements we absolutely had to keep: the super-tough ladder chassis, the three locking differentials and the low range gearbox”.

Reassured? Off-road is still the focus, because authenticity comes from ability. But Guthenke also knew things had to change: “Again we identified three key areas: to drastically improve interior comfort, to drastically improve ride comfort and to further improve off-road behaviour."

The outcome is unusual: a full-length ladder frame chassis that incorporates independent front suspension with tightly packaged double wishbones, surmounted between the uprights by a chunky brace. The body is 55 per cent stiffer, all the components tucked within the ladder frame for protection. The chassis itself is actually heavier than before, but overall the G is 170kg lighter.

It’ll wade water 100mm deeper than before (now 700mm), can lean over to 35 degrees and climb and descend 45 degree slopes. There’s no height adjustable chassis because Mercedes doesn’t believe the suspension airbags are durable enough in extreme conditions.

Amazingly it's the silly AMG one that accounts for nearly two-thirds of global sales. Not the diesel but the twin-turbo V8. It’s the 4.0-litre from the AMG GT R , with 577bhp and 626lb ft. In left-hand drive markets there’s also a G500 using a detuned 416bhp/450lb ft version of the same engine.

What's the verdict?

The G-Class is a stalwart of the Mercedes range. That’s why it still looks the same. But don’t be deceived – underneath it’s been transformed. The leaps forward in road manners, cabin design and quality take the G-Class from being an ageing anachronism to a car that can be considered alongside top end Range Rovers.

It might be moderately less hushed and smooth, but if you really, truly want massive off-road capability, the G won’t let you down. It’s positioning is interesting, demonstrating the value Mercedes still places on having a halo car that can go exploring. As such it asks interesting questions of what Land Rover is going to do with the new Defender .

Guthenke likens the G to a crocodile for the way it’s not changed much because it’s already so well adapted to its environment. But really, it’s more of a rhino. Tough as teak, yet surprisingly athletic.

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Mercedes G-Class review

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If you’ve flicked through a celebrity magazine or visited Harrods recently, the Mercedes G-Class will be on your radar. This square-sided luxury SUV  – nicknamed 'the G-Wagon' – is a big hit with the rich and famous.

Mercedes first launched the G-Class in the Seventies, and it was developed as a military vehicle that could go almost anywhere. The G stands for Geländewagen (German for ‘cross-country vehicle’) and it's incredibly competent off road. 

There have been quite a few big updates to the model over the years, but at a glance, a new G-Class doesn't look all that different to an early one. This is still very much an old-school 4x4, with rugged suspension, a separate chassis and a high centre of gravity.

It's much pricier than your average 4x4, though. While you could think of it as a teutonic alternative to the  Land Rover Defender  style wise, the G-Class actually costs about the same as the Range Rover or a heavily optioned BMW X7 .

Fortunately, beneath the utilitarian exterior, you'll find the sort of luxury you'd expect in a car with a six-figure price tag. There's swathes of leather, a modern infotainment system and all the clever driving tech Mercedes can throw at it.

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For even more power, you can get a G-Class with AMG tuning and a V8 engine, the Mercedes-AMG G63.

If the idea of this most iconic of luxury SUVs appeals, read on over the next few pages of this review to find out how our road testers rate it in all the important areas – from performance to practicality.

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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is.

You get a choice of two engines for your Mercedes G-Class: a sensible 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel in the G400d or, if you really want to push the boat out, a 4.0-litre V8 with a pair of turbochargers in the AMG-fettled G63.

Despite this huge SUV weighing at least two and a half tonnes, the diesel is as much engine as most drivers will need. The 0-60mph time of 6.3sec in our tests narrowly beats the more powerful Range Rover D350 , and with plenty of pull from low in the rev-range, accelerating up to motorway speed is easy.

The G63 offers an exciting turn of pace for something this tall and bulky. Any car that can whizz from 0-62mph in 4.5sec is impressive, but the fact that this boxy luxury SUV can do so feels even more of an achievement. It's accompanied by an appropriately theatrical soundtrack from the engine and the exhaust, which is mounted down the side, ahead of the rear wheels. 

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While both offer fast acceleration in a straight line, if you try to use too much power while turning, you’ll have the stability control light flashing away. The G-Class’s high ground clearance and soft suspension are great on the rough stuff but hurt its handling.

It's worth pointing out that the latest G-Class represents a huge step forward for ride and handling compared with its predecessor, but grip is in relatively short supply around corners. Even with wide tyres and the adaptive suspension, the stability control is quick to intervene.

The tall, heavy body pitches in bends noticeably, and the G400d feels ever more cumbersome the harder you push. When you try to thread it down a twisty road with gusto, body lean becomes even more pronounced. A Range Rover still leans in the corners, but it feels more capable than the G-Class, flowing from corner to corner with plenty of grip. 

Another thing you’ll notice when you start driving is how slow and heavy the steering is, and how many corrections you have to apply to keep it in a straight line. The Range Rover’s quicker steering response makes it more effortless to place on the road, but keener drivers may want to consider the BMW iX if they want sharper and more feelsome steering from their luxury SUV. The large turning circle on the G-Class also makes low-speed manoeuvres more tricky than most rivals.

Plus, if you put your foot down from a standstill, there’s a long hesitation before the G-Class accelerates away as the nine-speed automatic gearbox fumbles to find the right gear. It shifts through gears smoothly once you’re on the move, though. 

This isn't an especially smooth cruiser, despite having adaptive suspension. The live rear axle – a set-up that incorporates the car’s driveshafts and differential in a single rigid unit – causes the car to jostle and heave around on scruffy road surfaces. Your head will be thrown around on undulating country roads even in the suspension’s comfiest setting.

The G400d feels very much like a well-sorted pick-up truck on the open road – which is no surprise, as it has the same basic lay-out as the Mercedes X-Class . That said, while the ride and handling isn’t great by the standards of the luxury SUV class, that's missing the point somewhat, because the G-Class has always been a rugged 4x4 in the old-fashioned sense.

Indeed, a low-range gearbox, differential locks and long suspension travel mean it really is very capable in the rough stuff, aided by the freedom of movement of that live rear axle. Even if you’ve bought one with no intention of scuffing its expensive alloy wheels doing something as crazy as driving it off road, it's good to know that if you need to, it can.

Engine noise in the G400d is well subdued, while the V8 engine in the G63 generates a faint theatrical rumble in the background. There's noticeably more road noise in the G-Class than in most luxury SUVs and that bluff windscreen generates quite a high amount of wind noise at motorway speeds.

Mercedes G-Class 2022 rear cornering

The interior layout, fit and finish

Few will have trouble getting comfortable behind the wheel of a Mercedes G-Class. The steering wheel, seat and pedals all line up nicely and there’s a reasonable amount of room for your left foot.

Electric seats with a memory function are standard, with the basic controls mounted on the doors. You’ll have to dig into the infotainment system to adjust the lumbar support or activate the optional massaging seat function that comes as part of the G Manufaktur package. That option pack also upgrades the seat's side bolsters so they actively tighten up in the corners to keep you upright. 

Once you're settled behind the flat-bottomed steering wheel, you’re greeted by a pair of 12.3in digital displays – one for infotainment and one in place of conventional dials. Both are configurable and easy to read, with pin-sharp graphics.

The infotainment system is primarily controlled using a rotary dial between the front seats. There’s also a touchpad you can use to enter 'handwriting' (when entering addresses into the sat-nav, for example), but it can be fiddly to use when driving.

The dash has more buttons than in a lot of luxury SUVs  and most are incredibly useful. The air-con controls save you from needing to delve into a touchscreen menu, as you have to in the  BMW iX , although the low placement of the clock and shortcut keys make them a little tricky to read.

Alternatively, you can use the touch-sensitive pads on the steering wheel – the left one controls the infotainment and the right one controls the dials. They can be a bit annoying, though. Unintentional contact can cause the infotainment system to change radio stations or the selected panel of information on the trip computer.

The interior of the G-Class feels sturdier than in many rivals, giving the impression that it can withstand journeys involving rough terrain. There’s plenty of soft leather and attractive finishes, so it doesn’t feel at all utilitarian. The extended leather option of the G Manufaktur package gives it an even plusher feel.

Mercedes G-Class 2022 interior dashboard

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter.

As is so often the way, the Mercedes G-Class has grown larger as it’s grown older. The current model has been made longer and wider to offer more room for passengers and their luggage. Despite being narrower than many rivals, including the Range Rover , there’s more than enough width to stop you bashing elbows with your passenger, and there’s tonnes of head room, even with the electric sunroof fitted.

In the rear, space is fine for adults, but it’s far from outstanding in the luxury SUV class (after all, the G-Class has to compete with the Bentley Bentayga and the Range Rover). Shoulder room is where you'll find the biggest compromise. There's enough for two broad adult occupants, but unlike in the G-Class’s luxury rivals, fitting in three will be a squeeze.

Rear-seat head room is still plentiful, though – that tall, boxy shape means occupants can wear top hats if they feel like it – and leg room is adequate. There's a small hump on the floor, but it’s not big enough to force  the middle rear passenger to straddle it.

Seating flexibility is fairly standard. Most rivals offer a more versatile 40/20/40 split, rather than the 60/40 format used in the G-Class, and the BMW X7  and the Range Rover have seats that fold electrically. Still, the seat base in the G-Class lifts up, so the backrest sits flatter than the one fitted in the Range Rover.

The 667-litre boot (much bigger than the Bentayga’s but some way short of the one in the Porsche Cayenne ) means there should be enough room for all but the biggest Harrods shop. If you’re after a seven-seat luxury SUV, you’ll need to look at the X7, or the long-wheelbase Range Rover.

Mercedes G-Class 2022 interior rear seats

Buying & owning

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is.

There’s no denying that the hand-built Mercedes G-Class is expensive to buy, finance and run. The cheapest diesel version has a high five-digit price that’s higher than the Range Rover and BMW X7  while the top-spec G63 Magno Edition will cost you more than two Audi SQ7s .

At least the G400d comes in AMG Line Premium Plus trim and is packed with equipment. That includes 20in alloy wheels, ambient lighting, three-zone climate control, front and rear heated seats, a Burmester stereo, a panoramic roof, 360-degree parking and adaptive suspension.

The optional G Manfaktur package costs just under £8000 and adds massaging seats and extended leather. The AMG G63 adds AMG body styling, including 22in wheels, colour-coded brake callipers, a sports exhaust and a sportier front grille design. Carbon and Magno Editions simply add different interior trim finishers and darker exterior highlights.

The G-Class holds on to its value very well, and the G400d loses less to depreciation than the equivalent Range Rover over four years of ownership.

As for fuel economy, the diesel manages just 25.7mpg in official tests, which is not very good, although during our time testing it we easily beat 30mpg. That still trails the equivalent Range Rover, with its mid-30s figure, though. The G63 is even more punishing, with an official figure of 17.7mpg.

CO2 emissions for the G400d are an eye-watering 289g/km (although that’s nothing on the 363g/km of the G63), easily placing the G-Class in the top bracket for first-year road tax and benefit-in-kind company car tax . 

You get plenty of safety kit as standard, including blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking  (AEB) , lane-keeping assistance, road-sign recognition and adaptive cruise control.

Euro NCAP gave the model its full five-star rating, although it scored less points in specific categories than some luxury SUVs , including the Volvo XC90 . Chest protection for front occupants during a frontal impact, in particular, was deemed as weak.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG G 63 4dr SUV Exterior

2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Review

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  • Iconic exterior design
  • Luxurious interior
  • Powerful engines
  • Commendable off-roading capabilities
  • Hard to get in and out
  • Not as much cargo space as expected
  • Unavailable with latest infotainment tech
  • Clumsy handling on pavement

What's new

  • New AMG G 63 4x4 Squared takes the G-Class to the extreme
  • Minor changes to Night and G Manufaktur packages
  • Part of the second G-Class generation introduced for 2019

There's nothing else on the road that's quite like the 2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The original G-wagen was an icon, a military vehicle with the interior of an S-Class, and it remained on sale for what seems like forever. The redesigned second-generation version of the SUV arrived in 2019, retaining all of the looks, panache and capability of the original but with a more refined interior and better in-car tech and driver aids. That said, it's far from the most comfortable or best-driving luxury SUV on the road. The G-Class wins on charm more than anything else.

Cost to Drive Cost to drive estimates for the 2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) and comparison vehicles are based on 15,000 miles per year (with a mix of 55% city and 45% highway driving) and energy estimates of $4.17 per gallon for premium unleaded in New Jersey.

This year, the Mercedes-AMG G 63 4x4 debuts. We can hear you asking: "But don't all G-Class models have four-wheel drive?" Yes, they do. But the G 63 4x4 represents the G-wagen taken to extremes. Also known as the 4x4 Squared, this new model has exclusive drive axles that allow for a significant suspension lift and huge 22-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. As you might imagine, it's darn near unstoppable off-road, unless the trail is too narrow for the G 63 4x4 Squared to squeeze through.

Otherwise, as is customary, Mercedes makes few modifications to the 2023 G-Class. Depending on the model, there are minor changes to appearance packages this year. So, that means the G-Class remains a quick, capable and luxurious SUV with significant off-roading capability and an outdated infotainment system.

In many ways, the G-Class competes in a class of one. Conceptually, its most direct rival would be a fully loaded Land Rover Defender 110 with a V8 engine, though the Mercedes is priced to go head-to-head with the more refined but equally capable Land Rover Range Rover. The Rivian R1S is an electric alternative, and the upcoming GMC Hummer EV SUV may prove itself a formidable foe. Don't fret about the new EVs. Mercedes has the answer to the Hummer and Rivian, and it arrives in a year or two in the form of the EQG.

Ready to learn more? Be sure to read our test team's Expert Rating of the 2023 Mercedes G-Class.


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  • G 550 Suggested price:  $141,640 Compare dealer prices  for G 550 trim
  • AMG G 63 Most Popular Suggested price:  $180,905 Compare dealer prices  for AMG G 63 trim
  • AMG G 63 4x4 Squared Suggested price:  $351,622 Compare dealer prices  for AMG G 63 4x4 Squared trim

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G 550 It's not the most expensive version of the G-Class, but the G 550 provides everything you need for storming the castle:

  • Turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine (416 horsepower, 450 lb-ft of torque)
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing
  • Three locking differentials (help provide extra off-road traction)
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Brush guard
  • Tow hitch receiver
  • Three-zone climate control
  • 12-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • LED ambient interior lighting
  • Power sunroof

Highlights of the onboard technology include:

  • 12.3-inch digital instrument display
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Satellite radio
  • Navigation system
  • Mercedes Me connected services (three-year trial subscription)
  • Burmester surround-sound system

Mercedes G-Class driver assist features include:

  • Semi-automated parking system
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane departure mitigation (warns you of a lane departure when a turn signal isn't used and can automatically steer to maintain lane position)
  • Blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic warning (alerts you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while in reverse)
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the G-Class and the car in front)
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

AMG G 63 For added power and bragging rights, the AMG G 63 is ready to serve with:

  • Turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine (577 hp, 627 lb-ft)
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Upgraded headlights
  • AMG body styling
  • AMG performance brakes
  • AMG performance exhaust
  • AMG adjustable adaptive suspension
  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • Synthetic suede headliner
  • Surround-view camera

AMG G 63 4x4 Squared New for 2023, the AMG G 63 4x4 is impossible to ignore thanks to:

  • Raised suspension
  • Unique portal axles with wider track
  • 22-inch wheels
  • All-terrain tires
  • Exclusive paint colors
  • Matte-finish carbon fiber interior trim
  • Artificial suede-wrapped AMG steering wheel

Option packages for the G-Class include the following:

  • Exclusive Interior package (premium leather and synthetic suede interior)
  • Seat Comfort package (ventilated and massaging front seats)
  • Night package (adds blacked-out exterior trim and details)
  • AMG Line package (G 550 only; adds AMG-inspired exterior and interior style enhancements)
  • AMG Trail package (AMG G 63 only; adds off-road-optimized suspension, all-terrain tires)
  • Numerous exterior and interior customization options

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class vs. Land Rover Defender

Cut from similar off-road-ready cloth, the Land Rover Defender 110 is a much better value than the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. For example, you can add every option to a Defender 110 V8 and still save nearly $20,000 compared to the base price of a new G-Class. However, there is an undeniable robustness to the Mercedes that the Land Rover cannot match. The G-Class is also more exclusive.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class vs. Land Rover Range Rover

Land Rover's other bookend to the Mercedes, the Range Rover, exceeds the G-Class in quality, luxury, and overall sophistication while retaining the off-roading capabilities for which it is known. The Range Rover is also more rewarding to drive on pavement, where high-end luxury SUV owners spend all of their time. However, the Range Rover doesn't command attention quite like the G-Class, especially in the new 4x4 Squared version.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class vs. Rivian R1S

The Rivian R1S is a new electric SUV based on the company's R1T pickup truck. Boasting squared-off styling, a rugged stance and undeniable road presence, the R1S points toward the future of luxury SUVs. In addition, it can leave the AMG G 63 sucking on its cloud of dust in the hustle to 60 mph while providing more ground clearance than the new G 63 4x4. Sound compelling? Edmunds is conducting a long-term road test of the Rivian R1T, which is similar to the R1S but in pickup truck form instead of an SUV. Read our long-term road test of the Rivian R1T to learn more about our experience with the company's electric vehicles.

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There's nothing else on the road that's quite like the 2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class . The original G-wagen was an icon, a military vehicle with the interior of an S-Class, though thinking of it as a Jeep with a Mercedes interior doesn't do the G-Class justice. The second iteration of Mercedes' iconic SUV was redesigned in 2019. While it retains all of the looks, panache and capability of the original, the new G-Class is much more comfortable as a day-to-day vehicle, with even better in-car tech and driver aids. That said, it's far from the most comfortable or best-driving SUVs on the road. The G-Class wins on charm more than anything else.

It's hard to pinpoint any direct rivals for the G-Class since it's a pretty distinct vehicle. The Range Rover offers quite a lot of off-road capability with better on-road comfort. The Lexus LX 600 is based on the Toyota Land Cruiser and provides its own compelling combination of capability and luxury. There are also plenty of other SUVs — including several in Mercedes' own lineup — that may not be as capable off-road as the G-Class but offer a more comfortable ride and increased interior space.

On paper, it's hard to see what makes the G-Class so compelling. It may not be the most comfortable or luxurious SUV on the road, but if you want personality, it doesn't get much better.

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The least-expensive 2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the 2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $139,900.

Other versions include:

  • G 550 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $139,900
  • AMG G 63 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $179,000
  • AMG G 63 4x4 Squared 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $349,000

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Mercedes G-Class review

Mercedes' motoring icon is better than ever in its latest guise but prices aren't cheap.

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  • 1 Verdict - currently reading
  • 2 Engines, performance and drive
  • 3 MPG, CO2 and Running Costs
  • 4 Interior, design and technology
  • 5 Practicality, comfort and boot space
  • 6 Reliability and Safety

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3.5 out of 5

  • A proper icon
  • Sumptuous interior
  • Now better to drive
  • Expensive to buy
  • High running costs
  • Questionable image

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To criticise the G-Class for its list price and thirst would be to miss the point of this iconic off-roader. Not only does it look fabulous, but it’s also blessed with one of the best interiors of the modern age, with Mercedes successfully blending old-school charm with new-age tech.

It’ll be a niche purchase in the UK, and most will be found parked on the trendy streets of Central London, alongside top-spec Range Rovers and other super-luxury SUVs like the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus . But exclusivity is guaranteed, and you’ll turn as many heads as in a supercar .

About the Mercedes G-Class 

In a world of me-too SUVs and crossovers , the Mercedes G-Class is wonderfully unique and dripping with charm. It doesn’t come cheap, but Mercedes has carefully managed the evolution of this cult off-roader, staying true to its original design while upgrading the running gear and improving the interior. In fact, the sumptuous cabin is one of the G-Wagen’s standout features, which is aided by a pair of huge infotainment screens. It retains its legendary off-road capabilities, but is now far better to drive on the road.

Thanks to its V8 engine, the G 63 is the most fun, but the G 400 d is the choice for those who have one eye on the household budget. Exclusivity is guaranteed if you opt for this German icon. A G-Class facelift is due in 2023 , which should bring a series of updates to keep the big Mercedes fresh and a pure-electric version is expected in 2024.

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Few vehicles for sale can reach the dizzy heights of legendary status – Mini, Beetle, Defender and Mustang are four names that spring to mind – but the Mercedes G-Class (formerly the G-Wagen) can pull up a chair at the top table of motoring icons, while the 2018 version set new standards for quality and driving ability, too.

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Originally launched in 1979, the Gëlandewagen (Go-anywhere-car) has climbed every mountain and forded every stream, and provided transport to a wide range of audiences, including armies, forest rangers, firefighters and even the Pope. More recently, it has become a 4x4 of choice for the rich and famous, with Mercedes all too happy to cultivate some Hollywood glamour.

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Much like the Land Rover Defender and Jeep Wrangler , the G-Class developed a loyal following, despite – how can we put this – not being the most mechanically sorted and refined of vehicles. It was kept relatively fresh courtesy of a series of small changes, but the 2018 update is the most comprehensive overhaul ever.

In fact, it’s pretty much a complete redesign. Cleverly, Mercedes retained the iconic shape, but all the body panels are entirely new. The spare wheel on the back, the exposed door hinges and round headlights are three of the most visible nods to the G’s heritage.

There are just two models available in the UK: the G 400 d and Mercedes-AMG G 63. Prices start from around £131,000 for the diesel, with the G 63 weighing in at around £175,000. And we mean ‘weighing in’ quite literally, as the G-Class weighs around 2.5 tonnes.

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The G 400 d is powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six diesel producing 326bhp, while the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 in the G 63 develops a monstrous 577bhp. Thanks to the car’s weight, and aerodynamics akin to a warehouse, it’s probably best you don’t think about the fuel economy. Even the G 400 diesel is unlikely to deliver much more than 20mpg.

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  • Legendarily solid build quality
  • Unstoppable off-road performance
  • Unmistakable retromodern design
  • Awful fuel economy
  • Abundant wind noise
  • Exorbitant price

2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Expert Review

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You know the G-Wagen. Notice how every Mercedes-Benz SUV (other than the EVs) starts with a G? That comes from the G-Wagen, the Austrian built body-on-frame tank with a military history that captivates celebrities, business owners, and enthusiasts alike. An electric variant, the EQG-Class , hasn't arrived quite yet, but Mercedes-Benz has a monster of an addition for 2023. Competition includes the Lexus LX, Land Rover Defender, Rivian R1S, and Jeep Wrangler 392.

The literally big news for 2023 is the Mercedes-AMG 4x4 Squared . Portal axles, crazy clearance, and the G63's twin-turbo V-8 make for a bananas follow-up to the previous generation G500 4x4 Squared .

Mercedes is also releasing a G63 Edition 55 to celebrate 55 years of AMG, but it's only building—you guessed it—55 of them. The current generation G-Class was introduced as a fully redesigned model for the 2019 model year. 

What We Think

The modern G-Wagen might not be quite the boxy, old-school, paramilitary brute it once was, but it's also more livable than ever. Mercedes-Benz's 2019 redesign brought with it a drastic improvement to on-road comfort, steering, and refinement alongside the rounding of some exterior edges and a cabin design that's better fitting of an S-Class. That helps better justify the G-Wagen as an everyday luxury car worth its rich price point.

Not that there's none of the old G left. The doors still close with that signature bank vault thunk and the whole vehicle feels like it was hewn from a single enormous billet of steel. We haven't lost any of the G-Wagen's off-road prowess either , and the new G63 4x4 Squared is well in the running for the most capable factory off-roader of all time. The design, while updated, is still unmistakably G-Wagen and nods toward the vehicle's past. 

Of course, there are sacrifices to be made. Because of the G's iconic shape, interior wind noise is awful and fuel economy is even worse. It's also near impossible to score a new G-Wagen for less than $150K (the base price is just over $140,000; buyers can find much more practical, usable luxury SUVs for half that. But there's nothing like a Geländewagen, and we don't anticipate there ever will be.

Performance and Efficiency

Every G-Class sold in the States has a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, nine-speed automatic, and 4WD. The G550 's tune is good for 416 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, and those who opt for the Mercedes-AMG G63 (or the 4x4 Squared) get a hand-built version of the same engine that develops a hearty 577 hp and 627 lb-ft. The former is capable of 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds and the AMG drops that figure to a silly 3.9 seconds. Fuel economy is expectedly pitiful in this V-8 powered aerodynamic nightmare: 13/16 mpg city/highway.

Safety Features

We're impressed with the amount of driver-assist content Mercedes-Benz includes on the G-Class. Automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert are all much appreciated. Other standard features include automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, traffic sign recognition, and a trailer assist system to ease towing. 

Cargo Space and Interior Room

Despite its Jurassic size, the G-Class isn't especially spacious inside. Viewed alongside the Range Rover and LX, the G has the least front legroom and middle-tier rear legroom, and its cargo volume is the smallest of the three. The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class offers more space for passengers and for gear than its more expensive sibling.

Every G-Wagen has a pair of screens: a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Heated front and rear seats are standard, as is 15-speaker Burmester audio. Standard off-road tech includes three locking differentials (front, middle, and rear).

The Extraordinary G63 4x4 Squared 

No other company is building SUVs like this; the G63 4x4 Squared is the most extreme SUV currently on sale. Portal axles offset the wheel hub from the axle centerline and ground clearance measures an exceptional 13.8 inches. The ultimate G can wade rivers almost three feet deep, too. Plus, unlike the old 4x4 Squared, this is a proper AMG with the 577-hp tune of Mercedes-Benz's twin-turbo V-8. The cost for what's likely the most capable factory SUV of all time? Try $350,000. And worth it . If you're looking for an aftermarket alternative, check out this wild G-Wagen pickup .

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The 4x4 Squared is properly special, but if we were buying a G-Wagen, we'd go for the comparatively pedestrian G63, preferably in G Manufaktur Deep Green. The G550 has plenty of performance, but the G63 is the only way to get the AMG Trail Package (which adds off-road optimized suspension, mud flaps, rubber floor mats, and 20-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. Since this is a fantasy dream car, we'll add the G Manufaktur Interior Package Plus for ultra-plus leather and heated, ventilated, massaging front seats. 

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This iconic SUV delivers unstoppable off-road performance and a better driving experience on-road than it has in years. Fuel economy is disappointing, though, and the G isn't as spacious as its rivals.


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