2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL450 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
This is my 2nd GL450. Hated the old one because of its many problems, but what can one expect when you are buying one of the first new models on the road. After driving an Odyssey for 2 years we decided to go for it again and I couldn't be more pleased. They have definitely improved a lot of things since 07. The ride is awesome, love the 20" rims, better nav, better rear DVDs, keyless go. I really love the running boards to help the kids get in on their own. Gas mileage ok, but what do you expect from a powerful SUV. This is a keeper.
Keyless go, better radio and nav, running boards, 20" rims, DVD system, bluetooth
Future model should be slightly wider to accomodate three car seats in 2nd row. Difficult for a mom with 3 young ones to fold seats foward to get kids into 3rd row. Possible 2nd row captain chair option.