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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 292 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/13 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

  • Although extremely capable in the wild, its primitive nature on the street makes it more of a high-priced novelty than a true luxury SUV.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Go-anywhere capability, powerful V8 engine, surprisingly quiet on the highway.

  • Cons

    Heavy steering and accelerator pedal efforts, no side airbags, poor ergonomics, uncomfortable rear seat, not much cargo room.

  • What's New for 2005

    The complimentary scheduled maintenance program has been dropped for 2005.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (12 total reviews)  |  Write a Review

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Military vehicle

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

Having seen the G-Wagon in the miltary service, it is kind of odd to see them as a luxury car. These tanks are made to take all kind of abuses. Unless you are taking them off-road in the Pac West or somewhere, you will be better off driving a smaller SUV.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

G class rules

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

I have had my G for quite some time. It is quality throughout. No plastic and thin metal. Go and drive the best. It's better than my BMW 5 series and the best vehicle I have ever driven. See for yourself. The Hummer owners wish they had one! Its for real.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Porsche to g wagon

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

Robust is not the word to describe this. Steel frame, heavy steel, massive hinges. You'd think it was built for military use. It turns heads everywhere. I've been wanting one for 2 years, and am not in any way disapointed, except I wish service could be thru MB trucks and not the car dealer.




Canadian military's finest

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

Our second G. My wife wanted one of the last ones to make it to North America. She loves it and places me second place in our home. Great ride and commands the road. The new 2006 being built in Alabama does not deserve the G CLASS name!! It is an embarassment to us G lovers!! (maybe Pacifica 2 would be more appropriate!)




Mercedes saved the best for

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 AMG 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)

With a 469hp twin turbo V8 Kompressor engine this vehicle has prodigious power. The dual side exhaust sounds incredible. This beast will do zero to sixty in a little under 5.5 seconds which makes it the ultimate sleeper until they hear the substantial roar of the exhaust rattle their ear drums. However when the windows are up you can barely hear it. This is a tight vehicle to say the least. Mercedes teased us all by putting the V8 Kompressor in the last model year for the G - (or is it? - I have heard rumors of possibly continuing the G series under a different manufacturer)




G-wagon

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

This truck can go anywhere and through anything. It can also tow my 32 foot boat without a thought. I also like the fact that it is solid and NOT made of plastic. It is made to go 1,000,000 miles.



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What's New for 2005

The complimentary scheduled maintenance program has been dropped for 2005.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
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  • 13
  • highway
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