Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV


Pros & Cons

  • Excellent V8 performance
  • quiet cabin
  • high standard of luxury
  • comfortable seating for all
  • fuel-efficient diesel engine.
  • Breathtaking prices when fully optioned
  • non-adjustable second-row seats.
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$12,900 - $18,995

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This Mercedes Benz GL 450 4MATIC ONE OWNER 3RD ROW SEATS is reliable and stylish. It will ease your mind knowing you are making a great investment. It is a one-owner SUV in great condition. The title records confirm this. You can breathe easy knowing that the 'new car' smell is genuine because thankfully the former owner was not a smoker. Like all the vehicles that we sell, this one has been through a thorough MULTI-POINT INSPECTION by our skilled technicians to be certain that it is of the highest quality. It has never been in a wreck nor had any body work done to it at all. If getting noticed is what you are after, then this SUV is the perfect fit. One rev of it's superior 4.6L 8 cyl engine and people will know you've arrived. Enjoy life a little more freely with the responsibility of this fuel efficient Mercedes Benz GL 450 4MATIC ONE OWNER 3RD ROW SEATS. Become one with the road with the performance tuned suspension of this Mercedes Benz GL 450 4MATIC ONE OWNER 3RD ROW SEATS. In addition, you can count on the rugged off-road suspension to take you places that others can only dream of. The top of the line luxury package will completely surround you in both comfort and class. Check out all the power, convenience and safety options that are offered on this baby. You will not find another fully equipped Mercedes Benz GL 450 4MATIC ONE OWNER 3RD ROW SEATS like this at any price! This baby 'purrs like a kitten' under the hood. We know you want a vehicle that looks good. This SUV has been well maintained and is flawless. You'll want to take your shoes off when stepping into this one because the interior is exquisite. We know this SUV is an amazing deal, but if you're still not 100% sure, we have no issue providing you with a CARFAX report. We take great pride in being a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership. We can assure you that every car has been thoroughly inspected and comes with a CARFAX history report. A lot can happen between owners and CARFAX backs us up when we say that this SUV has only had one previous owner. An optional extended warranty is available for added peace of mind. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Best Auto of Manassas INC offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this SUV. Call us today at (703) 367-0402 to find out just how low your monthly payments can be with approved credit and low money down. Priced below BLUE BOOK, this is a great deal. Cash Buyers Welcome. Come In and Make A Deal! We are located only minutes from Catharpin! Not a single dent or scratch! Runs great and drives like new. Well maintained. Hard-to-find model! Power everything! One owner. Perfect family vehicle. Perfect first car!
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Four Wheel Drive - Contact Internet Sales at 703-643-1189 or for more information. -
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2011 Mercedes Benz GL450 4 Matic, Fully Loaded, Leather Seats, Sunroof, Backup Camera, Navigation, TV, DVD, Low Miles ONLY 68K! Hurry and Finance This as Your Next Ride! We Finance Everyone Regardless Of Their Credit. We have a Finance Department on site. We can overcome previous bankruptcy, short sales, foreclosures, collections, and judgment. Apply today! We offer Bad Credit Financing, We have nations largest auto lenders that offer a 2nd chance finance program and helps to rebuild credit. We also have a First Time Buyers Program. US AUTO SALES IS HOME OF GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL!
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Four Wheel Drive - Contact Internet Sales at 703-643-1189 or for more information. -

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Classy and refined, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class rises above the competition with its confident road manners and excellent build quality. It is quite pricey, however.

Vehicle overview

As prevalent as it might be in these days of downsizing and budget cuts to dismiss full-size SUVs as relics of the past, they exist for very good reasons, most of which are clearly demonstrated by the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. Despite the considerable price of ownership, the GL presents a perfectly logical argument for the existence of the seven-seat luxury vehicle, most particularly for large families who prefer to travel in style and a high level of safety through all types of weather.

Mercedes' three-row SUV is more egalitarian than any other model in the brand's lineup, sharing its wealth of space, comfort and safety features among all seven travelers. Every seat is a good fit, and even the two passengers relegated to the third row will have little reason to complain. Despite its plus-sized heft and girth, the GL is surprisingly light on its tires and carves through urban congestion like a wood nymph slipping quietly through the forest. And when the road starts to bend, the standard air suspension and all-wheel drive keep this Mercedes luxury liner on a smooth and even keel.

As a vehicle type, the GL is a crossover, which means it's built like a car and thus is better able to deliver superior road manners and interior packaging than truck-based SUVs. There are three GL models, two featuring V8 engines and one with a turbocharged clean-diesel V6. A diesel engine makes a lot of sense in a big and heavy SUV because of its muscular torque and superior fuel economy. In comparison, the GL diesel is just about as economical to operate as the Escalade Hybrid, which is slower, more cumbersome to drive and more expensive.

In fact, few other luxury SUV can deliver the same balance of driving refinement and interior space as the 2011 Mercedes GL-Class. The 2011 Lexus LX 570 has an edge when going off-road, but it's typically more expensive and not as roomy on the inside. Models like the 2011 Cadillac Escalade and 2011 Lincoln Navigator have the space but can't match the Mercedes' overall refinement. The new 2011 Infiniti QX56 and 2011 Land Rover LR4 are interesting comparisons as they provide similar space and power as the GL550 for considerably less money. But overall, we're pretty fond of the GL and find it a perfectly logical choice for those who need a full-size luxury SUV.

2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class models

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a full-size luxury crossover that seats seven people. It is available in GL350 Bluetec, GL450 and GL550 trim levels, which correspond to the engine choice. All GLs have standard all-wheel drive.

The GL350 Bluetec and GL450 are similarly equipped with an adaptive air suspension, a sunroof, automatic headlights, roof rails, automatic wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air-conditioning controls, heated eight-way power front seats, MB-Tex premium vinyl upholstery, burl walnut trim, third-row power split-folding seatbacks, the COMAND electronics interface, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker sound system with an in-dash six-CD changer and an auxiliary audio jack. The GL350 gets 20-inch wheels while the GL450 has 19s.

Selecting the Premium I package adds a power liftgate, power-folding mirrors, a rearview camera with integrated compass, upgraded front seats with memory functions, auto-dimming driver-side and interior mirrors, a hard-drive-based navigation system, voice controls, digital music storage, HD radio, an iPod interface and satellite radio. The Premium II package includes all the previous items plus keyless ignition/entry and a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system.

The Full Leather Seating package adds leather upholstery, "comfort headrests" and ambient interior lighting. The Lighting package adds LED daytime running lights and adaptive bi-xenon headlights with washers. Parking sensors, running boards, ventilated and massaging front seats, and tri-zone climate control are also optional.

All of the above equipment comes standard on the GL550. To those items the 550 adds 21-inch wheels, performance tires and a more aggressive-looking front fascia. Stand-alone options available on all GL-Class models include a blind-spot warning system, a trailer hitch, roof crossbars, a wood-and-leather steering wheel, a heated steering wheel, a rear-seat entertainment system and heated rear seats.

2011 Highlights

For 2011, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class gains a blind-spot monitoring system. The GL550's front bumper has also been restyled.

Performance & mpg

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec features a 3.0-liter diesel-powered turbocharged V6 with 50-state-legal clean diesel technology. This engine produces 210 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Like all GL-Class models, the V6 sends its power through a seven-speed automatic transmission and "4Matic" all-wheel drive. Though we haven't tested the latest GL diesel, we estimate it will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 9 seconds. Fuel economy for the Bluetec is 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined.

The Mercedes GL450's 4.7-liter gasoline-powered V8 is good for 335 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. Tests show zero to 60 mph in a swift 6.7 seconds, and the estimated fuel economy is 13/17/14.

A jump up to the GL550 brings with it a 5.5-liter V8 delivering 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. It accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, and the estimated fuel economy is 12/17/14. When properly equipped, each of the GL-Class models can tow up to 7,500 pounds.


Standard safety features on the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class include stability control, antilock brakes, a driver knee airbag, first- and second-row side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and whiplash-reducing head restraints fitted to all seven seats. Hill start assist, hill descent control and the mbrace emergency system are also standard. A rearview camera, parking sensors and a blind-spot warning system are also standard or optional depending on the trim level. In Edmunds brake testing, we've measured an average stopping distance from 60 mph of about 124 feet -- excellent performance for a large luxury SUV.


There's no lack of power with either of the two V8s, and both are capable of smoking their competition. If getting off the line doesn't mean all that much to your driving pleasure, the GL350's V6 diesel is more economical but delivers plenty of low-speed punch around town and is so quiet only the badging gives it away. Quietness, in fact, is the GL's most endearing trait. The GL's handling is a bit soft for those who like to carve precise lines through the corners, but it's generally better than the handling from the truck-based behemoths. And though the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL's steering might be a bit slow for sporty drivers, it's nicely weighted and provides excellent straight-line tracking.


The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL's cabin is comfortable and luxuriously appointed. Fit and finish are superb, the seats are exceptionally supportive and headroom and legroom are ample in nearly every position. The COMAND electronics interface is finicky to use, employing awkward push-buttons on a center-stack-mounted circular control pad instead of the preferred console-mounted control wheel used in more recently introduced Mercedes-Benz models.

The GL is one of the most spacious luxury crossovers on the market, as its third row is big enough to seat two average-sized adults in comfort -- something the Audi Q7 can't claim. The second row could use a sliding adjustment, however, to allow for more legroom in both the second and third rows. The GL provides 83 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, which falls below competing SUVs like the Infiniti QX56 and Land Rover LR4.

Consumer reviews

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New to MB
It's been a month since I traded my Lexus LS430 sedan for a 2011 GL 450 SUV. I researched the luxury SUV segment for more than 6 months. I ordered it with the P2 option, entertainment center and other luxury options. After 1000 miles, I realize that German engineering is very different from Japanese. The GL is very quiet, roomy and an attention getter. The drivetrain is excellent and smooth. It is awkward getting in and out of the cabin. Sitting high is excellent for urban driving. Overall, I like this vehicle but am still acclimating to MB luxury. It meets my needs for additional seating with a luxury nameplate. As I expected, the gas mileage is consistent with this segment.
Love/Hate Heartbreak
GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
The GL was a dream come true for me at the beginning. One owner, 2011 GL450 with a clean carfax and good looking maintenance history. Purchased from an MB dealer in April 2015. On the upside it was incredibly comfortable, fast, elegant, and as capable of hauling 6 adults in comfort to dinner as it was pulling a trailer with 3 tons of rock. When it was right, it was a thing to behold. When it went wrong, as it often did, it was like getting kicked in the gut. In 12 months and 20k miles: *Front Airmatic failure: $2,450 to repair *Primary and Secondary Battery Failures: $550 to repair *Blown underhood fuse panel: $450 to repair. *Standard maintenance for the year: $800, and that was skipping the spark plugs due at 60k which would have been another $600. Insult to injury was the depreciation in just one year: close to 40%. It has gone away and I am back to a nice, reliable, Japanese Infiniti. No need for 7 passenger so I also downsized. The only way this truck makes sense is if you can either do the work yourself, or have no worries about significant unexpected repairs. Wanted one for 25 years and after a year with the Benz, I suggest if you want a 7 passenger SUV that can tow, save yourself the heart wrenching experience of a GL and buy a GMC Yukon or Lexus LX570.
Rock Solid So Far
GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
We purchased a 2011 GL450 with 77k miles for $27k in Jan '15. So far the car has been reliable with the only repair being a set of front pads & rotors that set us back $600. We've racked up 25k miles and in that time have come to a few conclusions. 1) The build quality is not like MB of years past (we've had a few) where the doors had a tank-like closure and this GL feels comparatively "tinny". Materials are also a point of contention in that a car that had an original MSRP of $75k should come standard with leather seating, not the weird feeling MB Tex that comes standard. 2) The ride, while quiet, is heavy handed and feels unrefined over harsher pavement; poor compression damping would be my best description. 3) The engine's power is adequate, but I feel like another 100hp would be just about perfect. Considering the car lives at 8k ft with high gradient roads, an extra 100hp would offset the lack of O2. 4) Aesthetically, the car's exterior has held up quite nicely and still looks relatively new. The paint and trim all continue to have a high luster. 5) The depreciation on these is astounding and makes it a poor choice to purchase new. Our expectation is to run this car well past 200k miles and it has worked better than expected to date. Understanding repair & maintenance costs will be relatively high, the big MB mostly delivers for its intended purpose; i.e. family hauling and comfortable commuting.
Grey Ghost aka GL450
Turned in 08 for a new 11 and once again very happy. Navigation is improved but still short of Acura/Lexus. Rear Entertainment screens are nicer but placement is horrible. They should have stayin the headrest. DVD in the center counsel is great location and it would be nice to control the DVD playback from the command not just from one of two remotes. It would be nice if the 550 grill and fender flares could be had as in option. The grill is massive and really sets the GL off with out sucking up all that gas like the 550 not that the 450 is any better.

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Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV Overview

The Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV is offered in the following styles: GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A), GL550 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A), and GL350 BlueTEC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV GL450 4MATIC is priced between $12,900 and$18,995 with odometer readings between 68793 and130272 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV GL350 BlueTEC is priced between $13,995 and$13,995 with odometer readings between 123034 and123034 miles.

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