Mercedes G-Class review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Introduction

Mercedes G-Class 2021 front
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 front
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD watersplash
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 front left tracking
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 right side tracking
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 right side cornering
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD dashboard detail
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD rear off-road
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD front seats
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD boot open
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 front
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD watersplash
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD rear seats
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 front left tracking
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 right side tracking
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 right side cornering
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD dashboard detail
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD rear off-road
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD front seats
  • Mercedes G-Class 2021 RHD boot open
Available fuel types:diesel, petrol
Available colours:
RRP from£101,565

Introduction

What Car? says...

If you’ve flicked through a celebrity magazine or visited Harrods lately, you’re probably familiar with the Mercedes G-Class. This square-sided SUV may be popular with the rich and famous, but it was initially developed as a military vehicle back in the 1970s.

The ‘G’ stands for Geländewagen, or ‘cross-country vehicle’, so the G-Class isn't a case of style over substance. Indeed, despite a number of big updates over the years, the looks and character haven’t really changed a great deal. This is very much an old-school 4x4 with rugged suspension, a separate chassis and a high centre of gravity – attributes that make it incredibly competent off road. The Mercedes G-Class can certainly go a lot farther than Kensington High Street; think of it as a posh Land Rover Defender and you’re not a million miles away.