2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
- A few special-edition models to commemorate the end of the G-Class' first-generation
- Part of the first G-Class generation introduced in America for 2002
- Iconic design is instantly recognizable
- Outstanding forward visibility
- Unusually quiet when on the road
- Lots of cosmetic customization potential
- Compromised off-road ability
- Poor interior packaging leaves little useful space
- Difficult to get into and out of
- Awful steering, handling, drivability and fuel economy
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite G-Class safety features:
- Mbrace2 Emergency Telematics
- Includes automatic collision notification, an emergency response button, stolen-vehicle location, and remote locking and unlocking.
- Blind-Spot Assist
- Provides a visual cue if a car is traveling in an adjacent lane and sounds an auditory alarm if you switch on the turn signal.
- Parking Assist
- Provides visual and auditory indications of parking distance to cars or objects located in front and rear.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class vs. the competition
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Mercedes-Benz G-Class vs. Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Compared to the G-Class, the Range Rover line of luxury SUVs is positively modern and polished. They're comfortable and luxurious, they handle like a smaller and sportier vehicle, and they still have impressive off-road capabilities. Any one of the Range Rovers is worth considering against the G-Class with varying amounts of exclusivity, but we pick the performance-focused SVR model for its relative rarity.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class vs. Porsche Cayenne
As you'd expect from any vehicle wearing a Porsche badge, the Cayenne is an impressive performer, even if it is an SUV. It's leaps and bounds better than the G-Class in every way save for off-road abilities. But it can get rather expensive as you climb trim levels and spiral out of control as options are added.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class vs. Bentley Bentayga
The Bentley Bentayga is a stately and refined counterpoint to the G-Wagen's utilitarian and brutal style. It's as prohibitively expensive as the top-tier G-Class variants, but the interior is significantly more inviting with all of its handcrafted goodness on display. The Bentley is also somewhat capable in off-road conditions but not nearly as domineering as the Mercedes.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class for Sale
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is popular with wealthy clients as a status symbol that makes a bold statement. Objectively, it's an outdated truck-based vehicle that is handicapped by old technology, challenging driving dynamics, an uncomfortable ride and cramped rear seats. Purchasing one will require the suspension of many sensibilities, and this is particularly poignant given that a fully redesigned and thoroughly improved model is on the way.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is offered in G550, AMG G63, AMG G65 and G550 4x42 trim levels. For the substantial starting price of over $120,000, you get a seven-speed automatic transmission, live axles at both ends, full-time four-wheel drive, a two-speed transfer case and three locking differentials, and a towing limit of up to 7,000 pounds. The base G550 comes with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 (416 horsepower, 450 pound-feet of torque) along with 10-way power-adjustable and heated leather-upholstered seats, heated rear seats, power-folding and heated mirrors, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone climate control, a navigation system and premium audio.
The AMG G63 upgrades to a 536-hp 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8, 20-inch wheels, larger brakes and a performance-tuned suspension. It's also eligible for a dizzying array of customization options through the AMG Performance Studio. The AMG G65 receives a 621-hp twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12, 21-inch wheels and unique upholstery.
The bonkers G550 4x42 will set you back more than $227,000 and ups the all-terrain quotient with high-riding portal axles, 22-inch wheels, larger-diameter tires, twin coilover-damper assemblies at each wheel, wider fender flares and skid plates.
If you really must have a 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class before the new model goes on sale, Edmunds has all of the information and tools at your disposal to ensure you get the right one to fit your sizable budget.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Overview
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include AMG G 63 4dr SUV 4WD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A), G 550 4x4 Squared 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7A), AMG G 65 4dr SUV 4WD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 7A), and G 550 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7A).
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