2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Consumer Review: A gas guzzler, but oh it's so

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A gas guzzler, but oh it's so sweet!
By fusiondave on


2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL450 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)


Just had it for about 3 weeks now, and it's so sweet to drive! The exterior styling is gorgeous & although it is a big car, it doesn't look like it. Gas mileage is averaging about 15MPG, but hey, I guess I knew what I was getting into from the getgo. The V8 engine is very quiet, and it seems to be more than adequate to be able to handle the 7000lb weight without any problem. Compared to the X5 I used to drive, it's a little mushy in handling, but it still a joy. The 3rd row seat is great for my kids (the real reason for my purchase). The seats are comfortable all around, and there's plenty of interior space.

Best Features

The keyless-go option is very convenient.

Worst Features

The iPod integration feature is great, but there was absolutely no documentation on it! The remote garage opener really should not be on the rearview mirror. MB should follow Lexus and move it to the visor, or maybe even down to the dash board.
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