BASE PRICE RANGE: $106,625-$125,325
BODY TYPE: Midsize/Luxury SUV
WHAT'S NEW: "New" isn't a word that applies to the G-Class, and not much changes this year. For 2011, the G550 gets a new 18-inch, five-spoke wheel design with split spokes. All 2010 changes also carry over: new 19-inch wheels for the G55 AMG, interior chrome accents, new power front seats, leather dash, and restyled spare wheel cover.
COOL FACT: The G-Class can climb grades up to 36 degrees and is stable on lateral inclines up to 24 degrees.
SUM UP: Classic luxury off-roader.
|2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class|
|Base Engine|| 5.5L/382-hp SOHC V-8|
|Optional Engine|| 5.4L/500-hp s-charged SOHC V-8|
|Drivetrain|| Front engine, 4WD, 5A/7A|
|0-60 MPH|| 5.4-6.0 sec|
|Tow/Payload|| 3500/1500 lb*|
|EPA city/hwy fuel econ|| 11/15 mpg|
|Basic warranty|| 4 yrs/50,000 miles|
|Safety|| ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 4|