Mercedes Benz GL-Class Models and GL-Class History

Mercedes-Benz introduced the GL-Class in 2007, offering a large, luxury SUV to compete with rivals like Infinity. It featured seating for seven, a premium interior and a 335 horsepower V8. The GL550 trim was added to the fleet in 2008, offering a V8 engine with 332 hp. A diesel-powered GL320 Bluetec model was added to the fleet in 2009, replacing the GL320 CDI. Mercedes-Benz also added iPod integration and updated the rear-seat entertainment system, GPS system and COMAND interface. A slight increase in torque for the GL-Class and some minor updates to trim levels rounded out the changes for 2010. A restyled bumper and the addition of a blind-spot monitoring system were the key updates for 2011. LED running lamps were added as a standard feature for 2012. A completely redesigned GL-Class hit showroom floors in 2013. Following the new design, the 2014 model was virtually unchanged.

New and Used GL-Class Prices, Mercedes Benz GL-Class Model Years and History

The popular GL class is Mercedes-Benz’s behemoth SUV, with seating for seven, ample storage and towing capacity and a complete array of luxurious amenities to go with it.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

A full-size SUV, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a seven passenger vehicle available in standard and diesel engines.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 3.5
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 4.5

Completely redesigned for 2013, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a full size seven passenger luxury SUV available in GL350 BlueTEC, GL450, and GL550 trim levels.
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Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
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A full-size luxury SUV, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers a diesel variant and seating for seven.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A full size SUV, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers seven passenger seating and a diesel model, making it an attractive luxury package.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 1.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 3.0

A luxury SUV with seating for up to seven passengers, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has subtly updated styling for the new year.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

With extra length and capacity behind the rear seats, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class large luxury SUV is smooth on the road, while roomy and comfortable inside for up to seven passengers.
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 3 / 5
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A large luxury SUV with seating for up to seven passengers, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has added the GL550 to the lineup which already includes the GL320 CDI and the GL450.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A brand new seven-passenger, full-size luxury SUV, the 2007 Mercedes-Benz comes standard with AWD on both trims.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 3.5
Fuel Economy
 2.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 1.5
Handling
 3.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 2.0

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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