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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV - Consumer Reviews

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV

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2013 Mercedes GL450 -- Hidden Gem in Big SUV's
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By david swanson
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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)


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We purchased a low-mile CPO vehicle from Ft. Lauderdale Mercedes. The GL450 is a real deal compared to competing vehicles such as Lexus LX and GM Suburbans. Much nicer, better ride and more comfortable.


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Tall guy, first Merecedes (GL 450)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By S. Miller
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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)


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Wow. This is a whole different vehicle.
I'm 6'4" (with somewhat longer torso), and I have chronic back and knee pain. I didn't get the upgraded multi-contoured seats, but the seats with the Premium Pkg are just fine. I just sit, adjust the height and tilt, adjust the lumbar, and FORGET MY BACK! (I.e., no pain) The stock side bolsters are also a blessing.
Street bumps and uneven camber are virtually eliminated (again, happy back). The steering is buttery, with good turning radius for size of vehicle. Acceleration on this trim level is more than adequate, as it made my heart skip on the first drive. Higher trims could get downright scary. The BMWs: too cramped. Tried a 2011 LR4: too much body lean and no side-bolstering. The Touareg and Cayenne require lowering seat in favor of headroom...tilting pelvis and putting pressure on lower back.
Buy used; let someone else pay the depreciation.


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gl 450
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By BILL GROSS
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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)


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Cheema
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Shakeel Cheema
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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)


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Very poor material used; things started falling apart in the first week. Brakes were squeaking right away.I took it to dealership 7 times in first 4 months. Moldings were falling apart, and rear door molding started breaking apart in th first three months. The lever of the rear folding seat broke in first few weeks. Having driven a Land Cruiser and Lexus LX470, the quality of this car was nowhere near that of those cars. Bought in Sept 2012 and sold after having driven for 14,000 miles in 2014


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First non diesel since '95
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By sarkinen
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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV GL550 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)


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Rock solid SUV! It's the first vehicle my wife may admit is better than her audi Q7 tdi. The designo interior is amazing. I thought the radar guided cruise would be a joke, but I love it. With direct fuel injection and two turbos, my diesel days may well be over. 510pound-feet of torque wait at LOW rpm to effortlessly pull any load.


Best Features

Pulls a 20' boat like a freight train, accelerates like our audi S4.


Worst Features

The DVD player is horrible. It is so grainy and fuzzy I can't bear to watch it. The 3rd row access a bit tricky for my 8/9 year olds....I was under the impression the 550 was power access?


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