2014 MercedesBenz GLClass Performance | U S News Best Cars

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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Performance

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to most auto journalists, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is easy to despite its large dimensions, and composed and controlled over roads. Test drivers say the GL350 has plenty of power and fuel economy for the class, and the V8-powered GL450, GL550 and AMG are all impressive performers, with no of power for quick acceleration.

By all the GL-Class should drive a school bus, because approximately how large this is. But Mercedes has worked some with the GL’s driving employing a light yet accurate system to great effect. not saying the GL is nimble — far it — but it’s not intimidating to either, and that’s the important — AutoTrader The 2014 is certainly at the top of the full-size SUV category in its behavior with supremely ride and exceptional handling. Kelley Blue Book are among the quietest large Wind rush is particularly controlled. — Consumer (2013) This benign crossover, attractive in its own big-box happens to be the most engaging, CUV this reviewer has ever on road or off. — (2013) Previous sampling of the GL350 diesel and GL550 V-8 them to be equally civilized at home on high-speed cross-country as well as low-speed crosstown — Cars.com (2013)

Acceleration and Power

The base BlueTEC is powered by a turbodiesel, V6 engine that produces 240 The GL450 and GL550 have 4.6-liter, V8 engines that 362 and 429 horsepower, respectively. The high-performance AMG has a twin-turbo, 5.5-liter V8 that 550 horsepower. A seven-speed automatic comes on all trims. The diesel earns an EPA-estimated 19/26 mpg which is very good for the The GL450 is rated at 14/19 mpg which is comparable to the fuel ratings of most other luxury large SUVs.

Many reviewers regard the as the best trim for most SUV noting that it has ample and torque for day-to-day driving and fuel economy for the segment. looking for faster acceleration be impressed with the GL450 and more so with the GL550 and AMG, auto journalists Reviewers add that the transmission smoothly and quickly, but some think the powertrain could be responsive when coming out of

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

The GL350 BlueTEC is powered by a turbodiesel inline 6-cylinder is truthfully our favorite GL engine, as it the nearly 3-ton crossover effortlessly while returning an 19 miles per gallon city/26 mpg — AutoTrader With 240 and a mountainous 455 lb-ft of torque, the BlueTEC V6 not only delivers of power, it also is EPA-rated at 26 mpg on the Add that it’s smooth and and the diesel becomes the engine of for many GL owners. — Blue Book Among the models, acceleration is excellent in the bottom-tier GL450, and it only wilder in the GL550 and GL63 If you want a crossover that can some muscle cars at the strip, any GL-Class V8 will do the Although the diesel GL350 isn’t nearly as fast as its it feels plenty capable in driving, particularly off the line. Edmunds Throttle response and kickdown was unacceptably slow: at an intersection, make a right and push

the gas to accelerate again, and nothing for a measurable second. — (2013) The GL450 is plenty for any task and benefits from a alert automatic transmission. Consumer Guide (2013)

Handling and Braking

The GL-Class standard with all-wheel Reviewers say that the GL-Class has an comfortable ride over road surfaces, which attribute to the standard air suspension. The handles well for a big SUV, as auto journalists say it exhibits body lean through Some critics counter the GL-Class’ hefty curb and stability control system handling quality when it through turns. Most drivers agree that the is precise and the brakes have of stopping power.

As for cruising well, this is where the GL excels. The standard air suspension the bumps out of almost any surface, and the remains library-quiet at speed. AutoTrader Unfortunately, that goodness is somewhat dampened by the lackluster handling. The vehicle’s light steering and bulky and weight are part of the problem, but so is a intrusive stability control that intervenes in even normal situations (say, on corners at normal speeds or broken pavement) where the GL is in fine shape otherwise. not something we expect most GL to be truly annoyed with, but a potential distraction if your style is on the assertive side. Edmunds While the GL is a big vehicle, it doesn’t feel ponderous, and it is at all composed, quiet and confidence-inspiring. To these characteristics in a full-size SUV is indeed. — Kelley Book Steering is accurate and In fast turns on smooth the GL has plenty of grip. They flatter in corners than large SUVs. The experience is

car-like than its rivals. Consumer Guide (2013) impression is underscored by the vehicle’s power steering system. As in applications, the setup is speed offering single-finger steering at low and firming up once the GL gathers its Even at a highway clip, feel on the numb side, we doubt buyers in this will care. — (2013)

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