BASE PRICE RANGE: $61,825-$85,325
BODY TYPE: Full-size/Luxury SUV
WHAT'S NEW: There are only minor changes for 2011. The 382-hp GL550 gains a restyled front bumper. All models get a rearview mirror with integrated compass, what the company refers to as saddle-style second- and third-row head restraints, and the option of blind-spot assist. Another new option is the next generation of telematics, called mbrace, which includes safety and convenience features.
COOL FACT: The GL350 BlueTEC diesel has a 600-mile cruising range.
SUM UP: Excellent 7-passenger LUX SUV.
|2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class|
|Base Engine|| 3.0L/210-hp t-diesel SOHC V-6|
|Optional Engine|| 4.6L/335-hp DOHC V-8; 5.5L/382-hp DOHC V-8|
|Drivetrain|| Front engine, 4WD, 7A|
|0-60 MPH|| 6.4-8.1 sec*|
|Tow/Payload|| 7500/1400-1600 lb|
|EPA city/hwy fuel econ|| 12-17/17-23 mpg|
|Basic warranty|| 4 yrs/50,000 miles|
|Safety|| ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 9|