2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL450 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
What a great vehicle. Moved from an '01 Landcruiser I loved to this vehicle. Would have bought another "cruiser", but the style and options are a little dated. So far this vehicle is far superior to the "cruiser". The transmission and ride is unbelievably smooth and comfortable. The acceleration is great for such a large truck. It has almost every option you would want in a vehicle of this type and so far they all work wonderfully well. The interior is absolutely beautiful and all of the controls are efficiently located and I understand that most are copied from other Mercedes vehicles, which is good because they have been time tested.
Third row seats that are comfortable for adults. Great entertainment system. Efficient controls - unlike the hated "Idrive" on my BMW 745i. Interior styling, fit and finish. Great ride and handling.
I'm not crazy about the exterior styling, including the somewhat restricted visability out the back, but all the good qualities more than compensate for this negative.
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