Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
List price range
$36,877 - $59,866
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Pros

  • Room for seven adults
  • authoritative power
  • available fuel-efficient diesel V6
  • classy and quiet interior
  • strong brakes.

Cons

  • Ponderous handling
  • overly light steering effort.
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class years

Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class for Sale

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
43,724 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
smart center Germantown
15.7 mi away
List$45,754
Est.Loan: $833/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
35,288 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
EuroMotorcars Germantown
15.7 mi away
List$52,965
Est.Loan: $964/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
37,238 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
(2)
AP Fairfax
16.2 mi away
List$45,998
Est.Loan: $837/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Luxury Class SUV, Premium Packaged, Includes Navigation, Climate Package with Heated Seats, Panoramic Sunroof, Blind Spot and Lane Warning Safety Features, Factory Side Steps for easier exit and entry, All New Tires, Serviced and Inspected.
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
28,916 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
Sheehy Used Auto Outlet
19 mi away
List$40,990
Est.Loan: $746/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
34,597 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
Tricars
19.3 mi away
List$44,900
Est.Loan: $817/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
41,815 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
Elite Auto Brokers
19.8 mi away
List$42,500
Est.Loan: $774/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)
83,656 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC
Euro Motorcars, Inc.
21.2 mi away
List$39,881
Est.Loan: $726/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
64,053 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
(16)
Merlex Auto Group
22.4 mi away
List$36,877
Est.Loan: $671/mo
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Dealer Notes
Feel right at home behind the wheel of this Mercedes Benz GL-Class GL450 4MATIC 7-Speed Automatic. It is a super clean one-owner SUV, one of the best that we have ever seen. Finding the right used car can create some real headaches when mileage is a factor. At only 64,053 miles, you can feel confident that this GL-Class GL450 4MATIC 7-Speed Automatic is in prime condition. For you non-smokers out there, the ash tray is whistle clean because it has been smoke free since it was new. The complete SERVICE HISTORY is available as well, so you can be sure that it has had all required maintenance and servicing since it was new. 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. The body is perfect and straight as a pin and has never been wrecked. We know the importance of a powerful engine for those tough jobs. This Mercedes Benz GL-Class GL450 4MATIC 7-Speed Automatic is equipped with a 3.0 Liter 6 Cylinder engine to help you complete all of the tough jobs. With the 3.0 Liter 6 Cylinder engine you will get excellent fuel economy and have plenty of power for tough traffic. Don't let the road dictate your drive, take control of it with this fine tuned suspension. With it's superior ground clearance and tough off-road suspension, you will be able to take on anything that mother nature throws at you. Why not be pampered by your vehicle? This SUV has all of the comforts that you could want. This Mercedes Benz GL-Class GL450 4MATIC 7-Speed Automatic comes fully equipped at a great price. Come by and test drive it today. Do you hear that? Nothing, exactly. This SUV is mechanically perfect and ready for you to drive off the lot. Turn heads when you drive down the road in this beauty. The exterior of this SUV is incomparable. You'll want to take your shoes off when stepping into this one because the interior is exquisite. Our inspection of this SUV confirms that all major mechanical features are in great shape and ready to go. Unless you plan on driving this one straight into a mud pit you won't have to worry about any exterior maintenance for quite some time. You will not find any tears, rips, or stains on the interior, and it is unusually clean for a used vehicle. 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. By becoming a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership we have thrown out the gimmicks and provided you with facts. We want you to buy with confidence. Every car we sell comes with a CARFAX report. According to their latest, this SUV is a one-owner vehicle. If you're still not 100% sure, we have no issue providing you with a AutoCheck report. We included our STANDARD WARRANTY with this SUV, so you can rest easy with your purchase. Stop by or call us for specific details. 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. Bad credit? No credit? No problem! We offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on this and every other car that we sell. With approved credit we can provide you a vehicle with low monthly payments and no hassle. 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! We are only minutes away from Silver Spring, stop by and visit us today.
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)
37,761 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC
(31)
Mercedes-Benz of Arlington
23 mi away
List$52,789
Est.Loan: $961/mo
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Dealer Notes
Introducing the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class! Breathtaking performance, sumptuous accommodations and jaw dropping good looks! Turbocharger technology provides forced air induction, enhancing performance while preserving fuel economy. This vehicle has achieved Certified Pre-Owned status, by passing Mercedes-Benz's comprehensive certification process. With less than 40,000 miles on the odometer, this 4 door sport utility vehicle prioritizes comfort, safety and convenience. Mercedes-Benz prioritized comfort and style by including: an outside temperature display, a roof rack, and much more. Under the hood you'll find a 6 cylinder engine with more than 230 horsepower, and load leveling rear suspension maintains a comfortable ride. Well tuned suspension and stability control deliver a spirited, yet composed, ride and drive We pride ourselves in consistently exceeding our customer's expectations. Please don't hesitate to give us a call.
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
55,798 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
(3)
Leckner Nissan of Springfield
24.1 mi away
List$42,995
Est.Loan: $783/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Silver 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 450 4MATIC 4MATIC 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-Speed Automatic 3.0L V6 Direct-Injection BiTurbo *NISSAN CERTIFIED*, *AWD*, *NAVIGATION SYSTEM*, *BACK-UP CAMERA*, *POWER MOONROOF*, *BLIND SPOT MONITOR*, *LANE DEPARTURE SYSTEM*, *REMOTE ENGINE START*, *HEATED SEATS*, *HEATEDCOOLED LEATHER SEATS*, *NEW TIRES*, GL 450 4MATIC , 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-Speed Automatic, Silver, Black wLeather Upholstery, 10-Way Power Driver's Seat, 10-Way Power Passenger Seat, 20 Twin 5-Spoke Wheels, Active Blind Spot Assist, ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Damping System, Appearance Package, Auto-Dimming Driver Side & Rear View Mirrors, Blind Spot Assist, Chrome Exhaust Tips, DISTRONIC PLUS wPre-Safe Brake, Driver & Passenger Memory Package, Driver Assist Package, Heated & Cooled Cup Holders, Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel, Heated Rear Seats, Illuminated Running Boards, iPodMP3 Media Interface Cable, KEYLESS GO , Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Keeping Assist Package, Lane Tracking Package, Mirror Package, Multi-Color Interior Ambient Lighting, Navigation System, Navigation Updates For 3 Years, Parking Assist Package, Parking Assist Package (P44), PARKTRONIC wActive Parking Assist, Power Folding Mirrors, Power TiltTelescoping Steering Column, Premium I Package, Radio: COMAND System wNavigation, SIRIUS XM Radio, Surround View System, Ventilated Front Seats.Reviews:* Room for seven adults; authoritative power; available fuel-efficient diesel V6; classy and quiet interior; strong brakes. Source: Edmunds* Broad range of engine choices; quiet, upscale and well-built interior with a roomy backseat; long list of standard safety and technology features. Source: Edmunds
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
39,025 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
Platinum Motor Cars
27.7 mi away
List$46,999
Est.Loan: $855/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
47,406 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
(12)
Mercedes-Benz of Silver Spring
29.3 mi away
List$44,900
Est.Loan: $817/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
35,752 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
(1)
Mercedes-Benz of Catonsville
42.3 mi away
List$48,990
Est.Loan: $892/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 450 Palladium Silver Metallic ***** NAVIGATION **** LIGHTING PKG ***** PREMIUM PKG ***** APPEARANCE PKG ***** LANE TRACKING PKG ***** PARKING ASSIST PKG ***** PANORAMA ROOF ***** ILLUMINATED STAR ***** MERCEDES-BENZ CERTIFIED WITH UNLIMITED MILEAGE WARRANTY, DONT MISS OUT, Black wMB-Tex Upholstery. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. 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 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
32,092 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
(5)
Mercedes-Benz of Owing Mills
46.6 mi away
List$52,114
Est.Loan: $949/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
44,370 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
(7)
Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg
49.8 mi away
List$47,000
Est.Loan: $856/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
38,870 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
(42)
Alpha Motor Sports
52.5 mi away
List$41,750
Est.Loan: $760/mo
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**WE FINANCE** PREMIUM PACKAGE / PARKING ASSIST PACKAGE AND A LOT OF OTHER OPTIONS** original sticker price was $77K see photo#2 for copy of the original sticker**ILLUMINATED RUNNING BOARDS / HARMON KARDON SOUND SYSTEM / POWER EASY ENTRY / HEATED STEERING WHEEL / LANE TRACKING PACKAGE / ALL AROUND CAMERAS/ DRIVER ASSISTANCE PACKAGE WITH BLIND SPOT MONITOR****FREE DELIVERY FOR UP TO 500 MILE RADIUS $0.40-$0.60per mile after 500-mile radius. Ask your salesperson for up to additional 6years or 100k miles extended warranty for under $2000 on qualified vehicles. � $199 for ceiling DVD or $799 for dual headrestDVD�s on qualified vehicles. We reserve the rights to end this listing or anyother listings at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for saleand sales prices are subject to change without notice. Fees and Taxes: allvehicles sold are subject to $695.00 dealer processing fee. Buyer(s) are responsible for all state county city taxes and feesas well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will beregistered. SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING IS BASED ON ONE TIME PAYMENT OF CASHCERTIFIED FUNDS MONEY ORDER AND EFT's. TOTAL PRICES ON VEHICLES FINANCED MAYVARY. WE FINANCE PEOPLE WITH ALL TYPES OF CREDIT. EVERYONE IS APPROVED. AlphaMotorsports is not responsible for TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS MISPRINTS ONEQUIPMENT VOIDED MANUFACTURER WARRANTY due to previous accident(s). Customersmust confirm all the options with the manufacturer and the remaining warrantywith the manufacturer prior of purchasing the vehicle. We print Carfax historyon the same day that we buy the vehicle from different sources AlphaMotorsports is not responsible for any changes to Carfax history in the futurePlease print your own most updated Carfax history from www.carfax.com**
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
45,579 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
(6)
Mercedes-Benz of Annapolis
53.9 mi away
List$48,884
Est.Loan: $890/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
44,969 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 450 4MATIC
Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville
86.5 mi away
List$48,000
Est.Loan: $874/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Roomy, powerful and solidly built, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is one of the very best three-row crossover SUVs you can buy.

vehicle overview

It's the little things that make top-tier luxury vehicles special. It's the solid click as the door closes, or the subtle heft to a button or a knob that lets you know corners weren't cut. Mercedes has been getting the little things right for a long time, and this holds true for the company's largest and most versatile SUV, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. Ever since the current GL's latest redesign a few years back, its rivals have been scrambling to keep up.

Of course, there are plenty of family-friendly options that are more affordable than the GL-Class. But if you have the means, the GL-Class is a most tempting lifestyle choice. All-wheel drive is standard on all GL-Class models, as is plenty of ground clearance for the occasional off-road adventure. Materials quality, fit and finish, technology and safety features are all at the top of the class. The available engines range from a fuel-efficient diesel V6 to a pair of muscular gasoline V8s. Few vehicles at any price pack this much luxury and functionality into a single package.

The GL-Class does face some competition at the top. The Land Rover LR4 has serious off-road credentials and nearly matches the GL-Class for total space, while undercutting it on price. You could also check out the Infiniti QX80; it has attitude to spare but falls a bit short on refinement and interior capacity. There's also the aging Lexus LX 570, which remains a contender if off-road prowess is a high priority. All of these competitors are classy and capable, but it's hard to beat the Edmunds "A" rated 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class if you're looking for a large luxury SUV that does it all.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class configurations

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a large, seven-passenger SUV available in four models: GL350 Bluetec, GL450, GL550 and GL 63 AMG.

The GL350 Bluetec and GL450 have different turbocharged V6 engines (powered by diesel fuel and gasoline, respectively), but are otherwise similarly equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels, a self-leveling air suspension, automatic headlights, LED running lights and taillights, a sunroof, automatic wipers, roof rails, rear privacy glass, power rear quarter-windows and a power liftgate. Inside, the standard features list continues with dual-zone automatic climate control, "MB-Tex" premium vinyl upholstery, heated eight-way power front seats (with four-way lumbar adjustment), a power-folding third-row seat, a rear cargo area cover, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and genuine wood trim. Electronics highlights include the knob-based COMAND interface, a 7-inch central display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Mercedes mbrace2 emergency communications (including smartphone app integration), a 115-volt household-style power outlet and a sound system that features a CD/DVD player, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack, an SD card reader and a USB port.

The Premium package for these two models adds power-folding exterior mirrors with driver-side auto-dimming, keyless entry and ignition, power front head restraints, memory settings for the driver and front passenger seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, heated and cooled cupholders, lighted door sills and multicolor ambient lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a navigation system with real-time traffic, voice controls, 10GB of digital music storage, an iPod/media player interface and satellite radio.

The Lighting package bundles adaptive bi-xenon headlights and automatic high beams. The Appearance package includes 20-inch alloy wheels, lighted running boards and chrome exhaust tips (GL450 only). The Lane Tracking package adds a blind-spot monitor and lane-keeping assist, while the Parking Assist package adds front and rear parking sensors, an automated parallel-parking system and a surround-view camera system. Also available are three-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a 13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and "multicontour" front seats that add a massaging feature and adjustable side bolsters and shoulder supports.

The GL550 starts with all of the above, then adds a V8 engine, 21-inch alloy wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, sporty exterior styling cues, soft-close doors, different wood trim and unique dashboard stitching.

Optional items on all three of the above models (GL350, GL450, GL550) include a panoramic sunroof, heated second-row seats and the Driver Assistance package, which consists of adaptive cruise control and several advanced safety technologies (see the Safety section below for details). The GL450 and GL550 can also be equipped with an On-/Off-Road package that includes a six-mode terrain selector, a two-speed transfer case and front underbody protection; on the GL450, it also adds the GL550's standard adaptive dampers.

The high-performance GL 63 AMG starts with most of the above, then adds an even more powerful V8, a sport exhaust, exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes, adaptive stabilizer bars (the "Active Curve System" in Mercedes-speak), AMG-specific styling elements inside and out, enhanced bolstering for the front seats, upgraded "designo" leather upholstery and a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel.

All four GL models can also be outfitted with a trailer hitch, an illuminated grille badge, a heated steering wheel, power-sliding second-row seats for third-row access, rear side window sunshades, a rear entertainment system and a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system.

2016 Highlights

For 2016, all GL-Class models come standard with five years of mbrace service, with several new mbrace upgrade packages available.

Performance & mpg

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 engine rated at 240 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. Like every other GL-Class model, it features a seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. In Edmunds performance tests, the GL350 went from zero to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds, a slow time compared to other vehicles in this segment. EPA-estimated fuel economy is very good, though, at 22 mpg combined (19 city/26 highway).

The GL450 gets a gasoline-fueled 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that produces 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes estimates it will go from zero to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, putting it mid-pack in terms of quickness. Like the GL's other gasoline engines, the V6 includes an automated stop-start system, but fuel economy is unremarkable at 19 mpg combined (17 city/21 highway).

The GL550 is propelled by a twin-turbocharged 4.6-liter V8 that pumps out 429 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. In Edmunds testing, it hit 60 mph in a blazing 5.4 seconds. Fuel economy checks in at just 15 mpg combined (13 city/18 highway).

Last, but certainly not least, is the GL 63 AMG, which features a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 rated at 550 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. It has an AMG-tuned seven-speed automatic. EPA fuel economy numbers are dismal at 14 mpg combined (13 city/17 highway). According to Mercedes, this AMG variant will go from zero to 60 in an absurd 4.8 seconds.

Properly equipped, all GL-Class models can tow a maximum of 7,500 pounds.

Safety

Standard safety features on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, automatic crosswind stabilization, trailer stability assist, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag, active front head restraints, a forward collision warning system and a driver attention/drowsiness monitor. Also standard are a rearview camera and the mbrace2 communications system that includes automatic collision notification, an SOS button, stolen vehicle location, geo-fencing, alarm notification and remote door lock/unlock. A five-year subscription to mbrace is standard on all GL-Class models, with optional subscription upgrades available that include perks like a 24-hour personal VIP service.

The available Lane Tracking package (standard on GL550, optional on GL350 and GL450) monitors blind spots and lane-drifting and alerts the driver by vibrating the wheel or emitting a beep. The optional Driver Assistance package (standard on GL 63) adds collision mitigation with automatic braking and "active" blind spot and lane-keeping assist systems that can automatically guide the car back into its lane if the driver fails to heed their warnings.

In Edmunds brake testing, all non-AMG GL-Class models came to a stop from 60 mph in around 115 feet, an exceptionally short distance for such a heavy vehicle with all-season tires.

Driving

Compared to a truck-based full-size SUV like the Cadillac Escalade, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class definitely feels like a cut above, thanks in large part to the smooth ride quality produced by the adaptive air suspension. Handling is solid but rather uninspiring due to the vehicle's size, weight and overly light steering feel. One dynamic bright spot is the GL's impressive brakes, which provide a little extra peace of mind, with stopping abilities on par with some sport sedans.

It's hard to go wrong with any of the available powertrains. The GL350's diesel-powered engine is no speed demon, but it's fine for everyday driving, and the V6's healthy 455 lb-ft of torque gives it enough grunt to pull a good-sized trailer with ease. The GL450's 362-hp gasoline V6 provides V8 thrust without the associated fuel economy. The GL550's 429-hp, 4.6-liter V8 has muscle to spare, making the 550-hp 5.5-liter V8 at the heart of the GL 63 AMG a case of admittedly thrilling overkill.

Interior

One key to the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class's appeal is its cabin. Though the standard MB-Tex vinyl upholstery on GL350 and GL450 models does seem a bit low-budget for a vehicle at this price, you'd probably be hard-pressed to tell it apart from the real leather of some other brands. In general, the materials quality and construction are top-notch. Moreover, the choice of four different kinds of genuine wood trim and optional upgrades like diamond-quilted premium leather seating surfaces make it easy to give the space an even higher-end look and feel.

There's more to the interior than just looking good, though, starting with roomy adult-size accommodations in all three rows. The standard front seats are agreeable enough, but the optional "multicontour" seats with heating, ventilation and massage functions are unquestionably the way to go if you can stomach the added cost. While the GL550 and GL 63 both come standard with the multicontour chairs, the latter gets an upgraded set with aggressive sport bolstering that complements the added performance.

Mercedes' trademark COMAND system uses a large console-mounted knob to access a broad range of settings and controls via menus on the dash-mounted display. It takes a while to completely get the hang of, but it's ultimately an elegant way of managing all this technology without a sea of physical buttons.

When it comes to hauling cargo in addition to (or instead of) people, the GL-Class offers a healthy 16 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats, a number similar to that offered by the trunk of your average midsize sedan. Folding down both sections of the 50/50-split third row gets you 49.4 cubic feet, while dropping both the second and third rows creates a cargo hold with 93.8 cubic feet of space that's comparable to those in other large SUVs.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Overall Consumer Rating

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GL Diesel: Great SUV Sluggish Performance
Eddie Brannon,12/08/2015
This is one of the finest SUV's available being beat only by Land Rover Range Rover Diesel which lists for about 25-30k more. The GL's acceleration is sluggish and is much less nimble than my X-5 diesel. The GL offers more space than the BMW and has excellent fuel economy given its size. The premium package excludes adaptive xenon headlights and 3 zone climate control which is ridiculous. The standard halogen lights are anemic at best so it is imperative to order any Mercedes with xenon lamps. Do not purchase a Mercedes without upgraded headlights! Another bad call by the manufacturer was not to include as a standard feature 3 zone climate in a vehicle with a third row. Make certain your GL has 3 zone climate control otherwise you can be certain the third row will be very uncomfortable in summer months or warmer climates. My car included the rear seat entertainment package. The operation of this package is by remote controls so is beyond my four year olds ability rendering it useless. Furthermore the rear monitors can only be operated from the rear seats. Skip this package an I-pad is a much better choice. There is only one USB port in this car. Mercedes seems to lag behind its US competitors in amenities and technology. The car has many attributes and is the most practical SUV currently being marketed. Until something better in its class comes to market this still is a hard car to beat.
7 months later and still Love, Love, Love this car
Rocky Mountains Driver,07/09/2016
My first Mercedes Benz . . . I really researched SUV's, looking for that perfect balance of utility, comfort and reliability. I went out of my way to get one with standard tires, the ride is so much better, smoother. It maybe doesn't look very flashy, but then flash was not something I wanted. The seats could be a little more comfortable, they're only ok, they are hard and begin getting uncomfortable after long hours of driving. The pick-up is smooth and immediate, easy to pass. The Distronic cruise control is beyond wonderful, it makes long drives so much more pleasant and easier too. The entertainment system is excellent, very intuitive and the console knob is very convenient and easy to operate. While the bluetooth phone hooks right up without any problem, connecting your music is a little harder and is my only complaint with the entertainment options. Navigation is great. Over the past 10 years I've driven a couple of Escalades (and every year they are little more uncomfortable and missing another bell or whistle), Tahoe (how much stick on plastic pieces can they fit in the interior?), Navigator (why oh why does Ford/Lincoln not get on board with adaptive cruise control in their most luxurious SUV?). The Mercedes beats them all, on all fronts. It's quieter, smoother, more responsive. Cruise control holds as well going downhill as on a flat surface. We don't need the 3rd row of seats and they fold down easily and flat, creating a large cargo area. MB offers great mats and containers built to fit, making optimal use of the area. Body built in America, engine built in Germany. I turned off the lane minder feature, I found the vibration and gentle guide back into my lane aggravating, would probably turn it on if I was driving sleepy, otherwise it's just too sensitive. Overall, great vehicle . . . I hope it continues to exceed my expectations.
Don't be fooled by the Mercedes Badge
Carl D,02/13/2017
The GL550 is quick, looks good, and is made of high quality materials. My sticker was 95K. I enjoyed the vehicle for about 900 miles., but prior to 5k Miles there was over 6k worth of warranty work that included tires, transmission, window seals, and an HVAC smell that was similar to mold. This was my first Mercedes and my hopes were very high. I knew a lot of folks that had E and S series sedans and they mostly had no issues. If you spend the time to look very closely to consumer complaints and ratings of this vehicle you'll soon find out that the quality is sub-par across the board. Maintenance costs, breakdowns, ongoing known issue that should generate recalls but instead generate TB's (Technical Bulletins) that outline the known issues but give the dealership the "flexibility" to address the fix at their own discretion. Take the time to investigate the customer issues and total cost of ownership and you'll find this is a poor choice. I traded mine in at 19200 miles because I just got fed up with the downtime in the shop and all of the overall issues.
Best SUV I have ever owned
J F Meyer,02/20/2017
I have owned many luxury SUV's over the years and my GL550 has been the most all around satisfying SUV that I have owned. You can find one thing to like about any SUV, but when the product receives high marks in every category of owner satisfaction, I am inclined to believe I have found the best in class for the moment. This is my second GL550, and that should be an indication of my satisfaction, as I shopped other luxury brands before buying the second GL550. I have every option on my GL550, and that's how I generally ordered all my new vehicles, so that tends to increase owner satisfaction, but the basic unit is solid and sets a high bar of meeting expectations in this category before getting into the personal tailoring to meet the owners needs. I have the upgrade Designo interior in my current GL550, and find this expensive option to be worth every dollar, as the seat comfort on long trips is exceptional to the standard seat. Our Audi A8 with the upgraded interior, has the most comfortable seats in the industry (pretty much sets the bar for comfort), and the GL550 gets as close as anything to an Audi interior experience. The Mercedes product line is very customizable to personal taste, so I suggest that you pick your salesman carefully, so that you receive a exceptional experience in learning about the product before buying. As a note of caution, I have friends that felt conflicted after taking delivery of their new Mercedes cars, because after a couple weeks of ownership, they learned about what their car did not have, that they expected to be included based on talking too and buying from an inexperienced salesman. I have done a follow-up review of my previous comments shown above and still stand by the original comments. This industry segment is becoming crowed with new entries into the luxury segment, but the value of the new entries is questionable when you looking at starting prices that would scare a Billionaire. I am anxiously waiting for the totally redone 2019 Mercedes Benz GLS. I now have forty-thousand miles on my GL, and I have had zero issues. I replaced the original equipment summer-tires with all-season Continental tires and actually improved handling, ride, and traction on wet roads. Gone are the days of hydroplaning on wet or slushy roads.
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 21 hwy
Seats 7
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
362 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
429 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
7-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
240 hp @ 3600 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 7
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
550 hp @ 5250 rpm
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Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Overview

The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is offered in the following submodels: GL-Class GL 63 AMG, GL-Class SUV, GL-Class Diesel. Available styles include GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A), GL 550 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A), and GL 63 AMG 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class trim styles:

  • The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 450 4MATIC is priced between $36,877 and$57,881 with odometer readings between 14619 and64053 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC is priced between $39,881 and$52,789 with odometer readings between 37761 and83656 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 550 4MATIC is priced between $59,866 and$59,866 with odometer readings between 44549 and44549 miles.

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