Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

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2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Pros

  • Excellent V8 performance
  • high standard of luxury
  • comfortable and quiet seating for seven
  • fuel-efficient diesel engine.

Cons

  • More expensive than competitors
  • non-adjustable second-row seats
  • antiquated COMAND interface.

Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class for Sale

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
113,851 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
CarTrust
8.3 mi away
List$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
78,799 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
E Trade Auto Sales
8.8 mi away
List$21,888
Est.Loan: $399/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
80,835 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
Auto Bank II
15.4 mi away
List$18,900
Est.Loan: $344/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
89,171 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
(6)
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
List$18,995
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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$300 Below Market
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***DUAL SCREEN REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM...................................2012 MERCEDES GL450 4MATIC PREMIUM LUXURY SUV, SILVER WITH A BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, NAVIGATION, REAR BACK UP CAMERA, DUAL ROOFS, DUAL HEATED PWOER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT AND MEMORY SETTINGS, POWER TAILGATE, 3RD ROW SEATING, PARKTRONIC, TINTED GLASS, ROOFRACK, RUNNING BOARDS, DUAL EXHAUST, ALLOY WHEELS, VERY CLEAN***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
126,625 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
(2)
Koons Ford of Falls Church
20.7 mi away
List$15,490
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 450 Steel Gray Metallic Black w/Full Leather Seat Trim, COMAND� w/Navigation, KEYLESS GO�, Power moonroof. Recent Arrival! Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL550 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
82,828 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL550 4MATIC
(16)
Merlex Auto Group
22.4 mi away
List$20,966
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
You will instantly feel at home once you step into this Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. It is a one-owner SUV in great condition. The title records confirm this. Want a SUV with low miles? This Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has exceptionally low miles with the odometer reading at 82,828. Want that 'new car' smell? This SUV still has it, because it has never been smoked in. It has also been meticulously maintained, and we have the complete SERVICE HISTORY to prove it. Driven by a determination to earn your confidence, we have taken this SUV through a painstakingly detailed MULTI-POINT INSPECTION to ensure your utmost satisfaction. It has never been in a wreck nor had any body work done to it at all. This SUV can hold its own with its powerful 5.5L V8 DOHC 32V engine. The 5.5L V8 DOHC 32V engine gets great gas mileage and performs well on the highway. The precision handling that the sports tuned suspension gives will straighten out even the curviest of roadways. Have fun enjoying the great outdoors with this off-road suspension. They say money can't buy happiness but for a small price we're certain you can feel it inside this luxuriously crafted Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. All the best power, convenience and safety options are available on this fully equipped Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. Compare and see for yourself. From bumper to bumper this SUV has been thoroughly inspected and is working perfectly thanks to our comprehensive multi-point inspection that we perform on every vehicle that we sell. We know you want a vehicle that looks good. This SUV has been well maintained and is flawless. Absolutely no interior maintenance is needed on this SUV. The drive train and other major mechanical systems are all confirmed to be in good shape and ready to hit the road. The cosmetics of the exterior will reveal some very minor scuffs and blemishes in the finish but only under close examination. All in all, it is a very clean looking ride. Apart from a few touch up spots the interior of this one is in adequate condition. Want to see the CARFAX? Not a problem. We provide a comprehensive CARFAX report for every vehicle on our lot. Our CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership is dedicated to ensuring that you not only drive away happy but confident that the vehicle you are purchasing stands up to CARFAX's rigorous standards. Looking to buy a one owner car? Not a problem. We have the CARFAX report to prove that this SUV has had only one owner. Rest assured knowing that this SUV comes with our STANDARD WARRANTY. Call us or stop by for more information. Be sure to ask us about our optional extended warranty packages that are available and at very affordable prices. Bad credit? No credit? No problem! We offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on this and every other car that we sell. Don't want to stress about high payments? We can help qualified buyers get low payments. Call us at (703) 685-9312 to find out more. If you trust BLUE BOOK's pricing then you better believe the fact that we have priced this SUV below its BLUE BOOK means it won't stay on our lot long. Act today! Cash Buyers Welcome. Come In and Make A Deal! We are located only minutes from Falls Church!
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL350 BlueTEC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)
88,504 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL350 BlueTEC
(2)
Arlington Auto Group
24.2 mi away
List$19,711
Est.Loan: $359/mo
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$300 Below Market
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This a very Rare and Exceptional example of a Beautiful 2012 Mercedes Benz GL350 Bluetec!!! This Vehicle is equipped with V6 Diesel Engine that means great MPG and amazing reliability!!! This GL350 is equipped with Light Beige Leather Interior and consists of options such as Rear Entertainment System Navigation Back Up Camera Rear Recliner Seat Package Third Row Seat Bluetooth Auxiliary Input Heated Seats and much more!!! The Vehicle has passed a rigorous MULTI-POINT INSPECTION and reconditioning process before being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. We strive to give every vehicle a thorough inspection and can tell you with confidence that the structural integrity of this car exceeds the highest standards. With confidence we can assure the comfort gained from this car's unadulterated interior will be unmatched. Every major mechanical system has been inspected and found to be in good working order. This car and most every car we sell comes with a STANDARD WARRANTY that covers the drive train and more. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase so we offer an optional extended warranty at a very affordable price. Just ask for the details. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Arlington Auto Group offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this car. Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. We believe in saving our customers money. That's why this car has been set below the BLUE BOOK value to helpWE OFFER GREAT MILITARY SPECIALS FOR OUR FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 703-798-0979 WWW.ARLINGTONAUTOGROUP.NET
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
102,383 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
US Auto Sales
47 mi away
List$16,595
Est.Loan: $302/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2012 Mercedes Benz GL450. Full Loaded Leather SunRoof Backup Cam Navigation AWD.
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
45,623 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
(5)
Car Web
47 mi away
List$24,997
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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1 Previous Owner, No reported Accidents, 14 Documented Service Records... This vehicle comes equipped with Roof Rails, Running Boards, Heated Leather Seats, Navigation, All Wheel Drive, Parking Sensors, Fog Lights, HID Headlights, Dual Sunroof, Cruise Control. Please visit our web site at www.carwebinc.com for more detailed information and free carfax report available on this vehicle. To set up an appointment for test drive feel free to contact our sales team at 540-371-1515 ext 1. Vehicle sold with 1 month or 1000 miles power train warranty. Prices exclude, tax, tag, title and processing fee of $649
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
114,171 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
(1)
Carfinity
47.7 mi away
List$17,105
Est.Loan: $312/mo
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Get behind the wheel of our� 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL 450 4MATIC with DVD and Navigation SUV� shown off in Steel Grey Metallic! It's powered by a robust 4.6 Liter V8 that offers 335hp on demand while connected to a paddle-shifted 7 Speed Automatic transmission. Enjoy a smooth, capable ride and an overall sense of confidence behind the wheel of this All Wheel Drive. Take note of the prominent alloy wheels, tow package, running boards, roof rails, LED running lamps, and dual sunroofs. With the ability to tow, you can take the boat to the lake or anyplace your heart desires in high-class.� Climb inside GL 450 to find a cabin that has been crafted to exceed your demands with dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front leather seats, the COMAND interface with Navigation, Bluetooth, incredible audio, available satellite radio, DVD Entertainment for passengers, and more!� Befitting the Mercedes-Benz reputation for safety and quality, our GL450 takes care of you with stability control, anti-lock brakes, rearview camera, advanced airbags, hill start assist, and even the Mercedes mbrace emergency communication system. This is a brilliant blend of capability and refinement and would make a fantastic reward for you! There has never been a better time to own a Mercedes-Benz. Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!� FEATURES INCLUDE:� back up camera, tow hitch, front and rear parking aid, remote power liftgate, front and rear keyless entry, Blind Spot Monitor, dual sunroofs, push start, heated steering wheel, power tilt and telescopic wheel, Bluetooth, heated seats, dual auto climate, navigation, HD Radio, satellite radio, 6-Disc CD/DVD player, hard disk drive, media interface, AUX input cable, iPod cable, DVD Entertainment System, and steering wheel trans tap shifters
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
93,800 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
(5)
MaxKar Motors
51.8 mi away
List$18,998
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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1 OWNER!!!!!!!!! LUXURY AT ITS BEST, THIS MERCEDES GL450 IS LOADED WITH LOTS OF OPTIONS WHILE HAVING THE COMFORT AND STYLING OF THE MERCEDES BRAND!!!!!!!!!! **BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY**WIRELESS PHONE CONNECTIVITY**NAVIGATION SYSTEM**BACK-UP CAMERA/WITH REAR PARKING AID**SUNROOF/MOON ROOF**DUAL ZONE A/C**BLIND SPOT MONITOR SYSTEM**TELEMATICS**HEATED FRONT SEATS**LEATHER SEATS**THIRD ROW SEATING**MEMORY SEATING**8-WAY DRIVER POWER SEAT**AM/FM/CD/AUX/MP3**ALL WHEEL DRIVE - 4MATIC**RAIN SENSING WIPERS**POWER LIFT-GATE**SUNSHADE**GENUINE WOOD INSTRUMENT CLUSTER** All power equipment is functioning properly. Vehicle is defect free. This vehicles engine is in perfect working condition. The exterior has been well maintained and is in good condition. The interior of this automobile is clean. The odometer reflects accurate mileage. This vehicle has a smooth shifting transmission. It is priced to sell quickly, CALL NOW. We have custom financing plans for most budgets. Stop by today or schedule an appointment with one of our qualified sales associates. Also, our entire inventory selection is available online at: www.maxkarmotors.com. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO HONOR SPECIAL PRICING. Here At Maxkar Motors We Emphasize On Providing All Customers With Quality Customer Service, As Well As Quality Vehicles At Unbeatable Prices. We Have Over 30 Banks And Lenders Working By Our Side. Let Our Dedicated And Professional Sales Associates Help You On Your Next Purchase. TAKE 5 minutes and submit an online credit application for a guaranteed approval!!!!!When others say no we say Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you ready to Save money on the purchase of your next CAR? If you are call us at 540-370-8888 Today. All WAL-MART AND COSTCO CUSTOMERS WELCOME!!!!!!
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL350 BlueTEC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)
122,650 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL350 BlueTEC
(2)
Car Loft
53.4 mi away
List$17,995
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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ONE OWNERS VEHICLE, MINT CONDITION RUNS EXCELLENT
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
92,450 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
(1)
Mazari Motors
53.9 mi away
List$18,995
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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$300 Below Market
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**CLEAN CARFAX HISTORY REPORT**ALL-WHEEL DRIVE**4.7L V8 ENGINE**POWER SUNROOF**REMOTE START**NAVIGATION**BACKUP CAMERA**WOOD TRIM**LEATHER**POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS/MIRRORS/SEATS**HEATED SEATS**CLEAN** - Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Dual Zone Climate Control| Cruise Control| Tinted Windows| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Leather Steering Wheel| Power Drivers Seat| Memory Seat Position| Tow Package| Wood Trim| Tachometer| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Sunroof| Moonroof| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Security System| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Dynamic Stability| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| CD Changer| Anti-Theft| Leather Interior Surface| 12v Power Outlet| 3rd Row Seating| Aux. Audio Input| Bluetooth| Center Console| Child Proof Door Locks| Chrome Exhaust Tips| Cup Holders| Daytime Running Lights| Front Heated Seats| Navigation System| Parking Sensors| Power Lift Gate| Premium Alloy Wheels| Premium Wheels| Rear AC Seats| Rear Wipers| Rear-Side Airbags| Remote Fuel Door| Remote Trunk Lid| Reverse Camera| Roll Stability Control| Side Curtain Airbags| Tire Pressure Monitor| Tow Hooks| Vanity Mirrors| Xenon - Contact Sales Department at 540-898-5555 or sales@mazarimotors.com for more information. -
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
58,489 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
(1)
Pride Auto Sales
53.9 mi away
List$21,495
Est.Loan: $392/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
70,316 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
(1)
The Used Car Factory
58.6 mi away
List$22,995
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Look at this 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 450. Its Automatic transmission and Gas V8 4.6L285 engine will keep you going. This Mercedes-Benz GL-Class features the following options: Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system, Tire pressure monitoring system, Tilttelescoping steering column, Temporary spare tire wsteel wheel, Steel-reinforced cabin -inc: front & rear crumple zones, Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering, SmartKey system -inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, drive away automatic locking, SmartKey infrared remote -inc: tailgate open, windows openclose, panic alarm, fuel filler door, door lockunlock, Retractable cargo cover, and Rear window defroster wauto-shutoff. Test drive this vehicle at The Used Car Factory, 27725 Three Notch Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659.
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL350 BlueTEC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)
85,549 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL350 BlueTEC
Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville
86.5 mi away
List$20,620
Est.Loan: $376/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
88,382 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
(6)
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
List$19,995
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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$300 Below Market
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***REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM......................................2012 MERCEDES GL450 4MATIC ALL WHEEL DRIVE 7 PASSENGER PREMIUM LUXURY SUV, STEEL GRAY WITH A CASHMERE BEIGE LEATHER INTERIOR, WOOD STEERING WHEEL AND TRIM, NAVIGATION, DUAL SCREEN REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM, DUAL ROOFS, POWER TAILGATE, DUAL HEATED/COOLED POWER SEATS WITH MEMORY SETTINGS, REAR CLIMATE CONTROLS, KEYLESS ENTRY, PARKTRONIC, TINTED GLASS, ROOFRACK, RUNNING BOARDS, DUAL EXHAUST, 20 INCH ALLOY WHEELS, VERY CLEAN***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
64,959 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL450 4MATIC
(6)
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
List$22,995
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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***LOW MILEAGE, NEW TIRES.........................2012 MERCEDES GL450 4MATIC 7 PASSENGER ALL WHEEL DRIVE SUV, GRAY WITH A LITE GRAY LEATHER INTERIOR, WOODGRAIN TRIM, NAVIGATION, REAR BACK UP CAMERA, DUAL HEATED POWER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT AND MEMORY SETTINGS, DUAL ROOFS, REAR CLIMATE CONTROLS, POWER TAILGATE, 3RD ROW SEATING, TINTED GLASS, ROOFRACK, RUNNING BOARDS, PARKTRONIC, DUAL EXHAUST, 19 INCH ALLOY WHEELS WITH 4 NEW TIRES, ONLY 64K MILES***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Classy and refined, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class rises above the competition with its confident road manners and excellent build quality. It is quite pricey, however.

vehicle overview

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class means to provide family transportation for up to seven people and do so while showcasing the engineering and craftsmanship one expects from a vehicle wearing the three-pointed star. While there are plenty of family-friendly SUVs and plenty more luxury SUVs, the Mercedes GL is one of the few that can be both.

Unlike many other large luxury SUVs, the GL-Class is not based on a truck chassis, so it boasts better road manners and interior packaging than a truck-based SUV. Its comfortable and composed ride is worthy of a Mercedes luxury sedan, and while it can be cumbersome to maneuver in tight quarters, the GL boasts superior handling compared to similarly sized rivals. And, of course, like any true Mercedes, the interior boasts excellent quality and construction.

There are three different members of the GL-Class: the diesel-powered GL350 Bluetec and the V8-powered GL450 and GL550. Choosing one can be accomplished by determining whether your priority is thriftiness or speed. The diesel achieves high fuel economy but pokey acceleration. The V8 models are pigs on gas and rabbits in a straight line.

As solidly built and impressive as the 2012 Mercedes GL-Class is, however, it's hard to justify its sky-high price. Competitors like the Audi Q7 and Land Rover LR4 are upwards of $15,000 cheaper; the Infiniti QX is about $3,000 less but has vastly more standard features. If it's road-tripping cargo capacity you want, the Cadillac Escalade EXT will carry considerably more. Considering this, you'll probably want to do some comparison shopping, but overall the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL is hard to beat for the way it combines both the family and luxury roles.

2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class configurations

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a seven-passenger large luxury SUV available in three trim levels that correspond to engine: GL350 Bluetec, GL450 and GL550.

The GL350 Bluetec and GL450 both come standard with a self-leveling air suspension, automatic headlights, LED running lamps, automatic wipers, power third-row quarter-windows, a sunroof, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air-conditioning controls, heated 10-way power front seats (with four-way lumbar adjustment), MB Tex premium vinyl upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, the Mercedes COMAND electronics interface, Bluetooth, Mercedes mbrace emergency communications system and an eight-speaker sound system with a six-CD changer and an auxiliary audio jack. The GL350 Bluetec has 20-inch wheels while the GL450 has 19s.

The Premium 1 package adds a rearview camera, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, a power liftgate, a power passenger seat, front seat memory functions, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a navigation system, an iPod/USB audio interface, satellite radio and HD radio. The Premium 2 package includes all the above equipment and adds keyless ignition/entry (available separately) and an 11-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system. The Full Leather package adds leather upholstery, upgraded head restraints and interior ambient lighting. The Lighting package adds self-cleaning and adaptive bi-xenon headlamps.

Stand-alone options on the GL350 and GL450 include parking sensors, a blind-spot warning system, running boards, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and three-zone automatic climate control.

The GL550 includes all of the above optional items as standard equipment.

Options available on all GL-Class models include a trailer hitch, a heated steering wheel and a rear-seat entertainment system.

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class gets standard LED running lamps.

Performance & mpg

The Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel that produces 210 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. As with every GL-Class, a seven-speed automatic transmission and "4Matic" all-wheel drive are standard. Mercedes estimates the GL350 will go from zero to 60 mph in 9.1 seconds. That's pretty slow, but at least the Bluetec gets pretty good fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city/21 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined.

The GL450 gets a gasoline-powered 4.7-liter V8 good for 335 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. In Edmunds performance testing, the GL450 went from zero to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds. Fuel economy suffers, however, with an EPA-estimated 13/18/15.

The GL550 gets a 5.5-liter V8 good for 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. In Edmunds performance testing, it needed 6.5 seconds to hit 60 mph. Fuel economy stands at 12/17/14.

Safety

Every 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class comes with 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 Mercedes mbrace emergency communications system are also standard. A blind-spot warning system and a rearview camera are standard on the GL550 and optional on the others.

In Edmunds brake testing, we measured braking distances from 60 mph to zero in the low 120-foot range -- excellent for a large SUV.

Driving

There's no lack of power with either of the two V8s, and both are capable of smoking the 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 2012 Mercedes GL's most endearing trait.

The steering is nicely weighted and provides excellent straight-line tracking. Handling in general is better than that of similarly large luxury SUVs, but is quite cumbersome compared to smaller luxury crossovers from BMW and Porsche.

Interior

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL's cabin is comfortable and luxuriously appointed. Fit and finish is superb, the seats are exceptionally supportive and headroom and legroom are ample in nearly every position. Its third row is even big enough to seat two average-sized adults in comfort, which is something the Audi Q7 can't do. On the other hand, if the second-row seats could slide fore and aft there would be 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, not to mention the Cadillac Escalade.

While the amount of available in-car electronics is plentiful, the COMAND electronics interface that controls most of them is outdated and can be frustrating to use. It relies on a less convenient four-way directional button pad (like an old video game controller) rather than the new multipurpose knob found in the ML-Class and other more recently introduced Mercedes models.


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Love at first sight!
m_taylor,10/24/2011
Absolutely in love with my GL450, Great deal from MB of Tyson Conner, VA. Mr. Ayman Elasady gave us great support in making this deal happen. My GL is Black with impeccable styling. For 2012 the LED DRL's are standard and they really make the GL stand out. Great head turning ability as I drive on the highway. The V8 under the hood really make this thing move, and the sounds great. Not really happy with future tire selection for the 19" inch rims, but I am satisfied with current tires. The Continentals do not get good ratings online for snow traction I will find out this winter. Cornering on winding back roads at speeds of 45-60 mph great, handles like C class sports model. No real body sway noted. Command center still is outdated electronics is not MB's thing. I typically use the Mbrace iphone app to search for address, and destinations to send to the GL's Command GPS system much quicker than trying to enter by voice or manually. But overall still in love. The backup camera upgrade, & blind slide assist. are must haves. I have parked the GL in some very tight spots on the Mall in downtown DC, without the camera I would not have attempted. But with the camera parking was a breeze. The Honeymoon has only lasted 1,500 miles so far so good. I looked at the Lexus GX460, LX 570, Audi Q7, Infiniti QX56, and Ford Expedition King Ranch Edition. For my money this American Made SUV has room for 7 adult (Even in the 3rd row, I am 6'1" and very comfortable back there) and power to match. I will report on the towing capabilities later this spring 2012.
Our 2nd GL. Won’t be the last
Edgar,08/16/2018
Fantastic SUV for a large family. Accommodates our 3 kids, very large dog, great for skiing trips, adventures and family outings. Super safe, comfortable, decent fuel consumption, fairly reliable. At 80k-90k miles, be prepared for a major repair bill of air bags needed to be replaced.
Extremely slow parts delivery
dsimar,04/05/2013
i bought a new 2012 gl450 end of august 2012. i was in an accident on jan 14th 2013. took the car to the liberty mutual authorised body shop here in town on the same day. it's been 11 weeks now and i'm still waiting on my car. reason- i have been told since early feb that they are waiting on the bumper. have called mercedes customer service several times, have a case manager there who updates me. first i was told that 60 bumpers were on back order, then a few days later i was told that 34 are still on back order. frustrating beyond belief. i don't think i will ever trust this car maker again.
Amazingly smooth ride, love the engine noise
SK,03/14/2017
Spacious, equipped with high quality materials, handles very well. only minor annoyance is lack of temperature guage
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Features & Specs

MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
335 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 21 hwy
Seats 7
7-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
210 hp @ 3400 rpm
MPG
12 city / 17 hwy
Seats 7
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
382 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Overview

The Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is offered in the following submodels: GL-Class SUV, GL-Class Diesel. Available styles include GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A), GL350 BlueTEC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A), and GL550 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A).

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