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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (2006–2013)

Last updated 3 October 2016

Supremely comfortable. Genuine seven-seater. Immensely competent on and off road. Very refined and luxurious. GL420 CDI model is immense.
Sheer size means it's hard to manouevre and park. Not great in corners. Rear visibility is poor. GL500 is expensive to run.
Updated 1 December 2014

Mercedes Benz GL Class 2006-2012 shown to be the least reliable SUV in Warranty Direct's claims records.

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Size is everything. Mercedes builds its ML and GL in the USA, the land of the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator and the Hummer H2. So to offer the most desirable 7-seat 4x4 in the World it had to think big.

The GL is 5,088mm long (16' 9", in English). It's also 1,920mm (6' 4") wide before you close the door mirrors and 1,840mm (6' 1") high without being risen on the air suspension.

It's a lot of car. And sits on huge standard 18" wheels with 265/60 R18 tyres or massive 19 inchers with 275/55 R19s.

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