2013 MercedesBenz GL450 4Matic review notes Autoweek

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Mercedes-Benz GL450

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 review notes

The 2013 GL450 4Matic has more enough cargo space to home furnishings. Photo by

Our test 2013 Mercedes-Benz 4Matic included heated seats and a panorama sunroof. by Mercedes-Benz.

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EDITOR WES RAYNAL: loving the new Mercedes-Benz GL-class Drove the diesel last and was mighty impressed. I like V8 gas version, too, but think get the diesel because it’s expensive and gets significantly mileage.

The GL450 drives as creamy as the diesel and perhaps more so, arguably the best on the market. Now that I’ve in my second GL, I can say they’re supremely quiet, and civilized.

This just glides down the and the interior opulence and excellent quality add to the comfort and serenity. its smooth V8 and even smoother trans it’s quite a bit like a luxury sedan seats more people) an SUV.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR JAKE It’s funny how I can easily see $100k on a Nissan GT-R. but spend more than on an SUV. The Ford Explorer has rows—what more do you need. half kidding, but seriously, for an SUV that won’t blow doors off is a losing proposition to me.

get me wrong, it looks extremely The fog lights in front, the side and a good amount of chrome “I like my nights on the town, I don’t want to deal nights on the town.” The GL rides and smooth. It was one of the few cars that I worry about on my ride especially in the bad left lane, is closer to the pockmarked surface of the than to anything on this

The interior is a great place to some time. The seats are the radio is concert-quality and all the surfaces are But I just can’t say it’s as good as a Ford Explorer’s which is half the price. To his own, I suppose.

Power from the V8 is acceptable, but it not. It takes a good before taking off and a good two before downshifting to a reasonable gear. I think manufacturers do well to dial in a little to the throttle; it goes a long way to the car feel sporty, whether it is or is

I’ll be interested to try the bigger-engined GL, to see if it any spryer.

NEWS EDITOR MIGLIORE: The honkin’ V8 GL is a big, ride with a beautiful and copious amounts of power on It offers plenty of elegance with attractive materials and an layout. Plus, the split-screen camera is one of the best and most I’ve used.

I like the bold, strong look, especially the headlights and This SUV has confidence, and it exudes with its presence. The demeanor is through the potent twin-turbo V8, offers plenty of grunt.

I have anything to haul, but the is spacious. The driving position is as is this entire chassis, helped me see a road closure and then maneuver over a to get free. Acceleration is strong, the is controlled for such a large and the GL450 (and other of its ilk) definitely still has a in the garages in hearts of some

ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL EDITOR CONSTANT: I spent three in the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 and every minute in this SUV. During my time I the GL450 shopping, cruising, and moved some furniture.

off, there is plenty of from the V8 engine, plus an exhaust note. Mash the and you’ll be pushed back your seat; pretty for a big ute. Mercedes-Benz also did an job with the GL’s suspension. It a comfortable ride while confident handling.

But the most impressive aspect of the was the interior. The center console was laid out, the COMAND was easy to use and Mercedes-Benz threw in cool features, like and cooled cup holders. As Greg the split-screen back-up camera may be the best on the market. Parking or in tight spaces was a breeze.

I had a hard time with the I can’t justify spending on a car when there are less-expensive that provide plenty of Like Jake said, the Explorer offers comfort and although not luxury on the scale of the But the GL is worth it if your checkbook

EXECUTIVE EDITOR BOB GRITZINGER: I died and gone to SUV heaven as in, the place where every SUV is a three-row, do-everything machine makes zero compromises. imperfections are unnoticed, smoothed by a that keeps everything reaching the cabin but also this big boy on the straight and narrow any sort of drama. Steering a tad lightweight, but that only to the impression that the GL is easier to and maneuver than anything large ought to be. This is an good vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz GL450

Yes, it’s expensive, but it seems to have virtually feature known to Mercedes-Benz, is to say every feature known to I experimented with night (could’ve picked off every in my neighborhood if I had been so inclined), Distronic active cruise and enjoyed both Sport and settings to make my drives active or passive depending on my

What could make better? I’ll let you know I get a chance to sample a diesel-powered

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450

Base Price: $64,805

As-Tested Price: $88,580

4.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8; AWD, automatic

Output: 362 hp @ 5,000-6,000 406 lb-ft @ 1,500-4,000 rpm

Curb 5,401 lb

Fuel Economy City/Highway/Combined): 14/19/16 mpg

AW Observed Economy: 16.5 mpg

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