Is the 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2009 GL-Class SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including GL550, GL450, GL320 BlueTEC, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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The used 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV is offered in the following styles: GL450 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A), GL550 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A), and GL320 BlueTEC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A). Pre-owned GL-Class SUV models are available with a 0-liter gas engine or a 0-liter diesel engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2009 GL-Class SUV comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed shiftable automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV?
Save up to $304 on one of 10 used 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Classs for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $13900 as of Mar 21, 2018, based on data from 10 dealers and 18 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class trim styles:
The used 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL550 is priced around $19131 with average odometer reading of 91261 miles.
The used 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL450 is priced around $17675 with average odometer reading of 89029 miles.
The used 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL320 BlueTEC is priced around $20796 with average odometer reading of 70500 miles.
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What do people think of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2009 GL-Class SUV a 4.1 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2009 GL-Class SUV.
Review The upside: Smooth ride. Precise steering. Powerful acceleration (with the GL550). Fairly capable off road for a vehicle w/o locking differential. Prestige. Comfortable seat(s). The downside: Maintenance cost(s)... E.g. had to replace all for air shocks (front about $1300--each; rear about $900 (for both)), starter motor ($800). Brakes actually last a long time and replacing rotors surprisingly "cheap" at about $350/axle. Tires only last about 20-25K miles (295/40-21) and there's a limited selection--a new set will set you back about $2200. The electronics were capricious--sometimes car wouldn't completely shut down when door opened (i.e. normal shut down is engine off & accessories stay on until door opened. started acting up sometimes where accessories wouldn't power down when door opened & had to open/shut door a few times to get it to shut down). Homelink garage door opener had a button that wouldn't work. EZ-GO door handles had to be replaced. Driver's side mirror folding mechanism broke. When I smelled leaking oil burning on the exhaust manifold, I knew it was time to get rid of it. Bottom line: Surprisingly comfortable and agile for a 7 passenger, 3 ton SUV and most comfortable car/truck I've ever driven. However, after repair issues cited above, I'd be reluctant to own a M-B again..... Update (5/2016): Traded in @ 120K miles. Reading through original review brought back bad memories of astronomical repair bills. There are better choices in the large luxury SUV segment.