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For There's space for seven in the huge cabin, the ride is comfortable and refinement is impressive.

Against It'll cost you dear to buy and run, performance and equipment levels are nothing special, and it's not as capable off road as a Range Rover. The steering is numb, too.

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 4x4
22 5stars

The Mercedes GL is a super-luxurious SUV offering seven-seat practicality, but rivals are better value and superior to drive.

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There are 2 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class versions available

4x4 GL350 BlueTEC AMG Sport 5dr £60,750
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 GL63 AMG 5dr £92,350
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Ignore the V8 petrol-powered GL63 AMG. The engine is fantastic, but the amount it’ll cost to run will make the enormous purchase price look like peanuts. Instead, opt for the GL350 diesel. It's impressively quiet and is quick enough, plus it'll cost you far less in fuel and tax (although it still won’t be cheap). That refinement, coupled to the GL’s comfortable ride, makes this version a very pleasant way to drive the length of the country. Because it’s got seven seats, you’ll also be able to take your kids and a few of their friends along for the ride, and with a huge fuel tank, you won’t have to stop that often on the way.

Reader test team says:

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 4x4 GL350 BlueTEC AMG Sport 5dr

My second GL. Moved on from a 08 420CDi to a new 350CDi. Performance-wise little to choose between them except 25% better fuel consumption. I do miss…

A Marshall

5 out of 5 stars

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 4x4 GL350 BlueTEC AMG Sport 5dr

Having tried and enjoyed but also endured the unreliable LandRover Discovery I decided to look at the Mercedes GL. When compared to the hard ride of…

Philip Bevis

5 out of 5 stars

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 4x4 GL350 BlueTEC AMG Sport 5dr

Don't normally do review but thought could be helpful for others. We always want a 7 seaters SUV. So we researched & tested all the models in UK,…

Zhan TAN

5 out of 5 stars

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 4x4 GL350 BlueTEC AMG Sport 5dr

I've just bought a 350 AMG GL and after a month and 1500 miles. It is a disarmingly effortless car - quick for its size , spacious and quiet. I have…

robert fenton

5 out of 5 stars
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