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2012 Infiniti QX56

2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

  2012 Infiniti QX56 2WD 4-door 7-passenger Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class 4MATIC 4-door 4.6L Side Exterior View
MSRP
$60,000
$61,570
Invoice $55,525 $57,260
MPG
City/Highway
14/20 12/21
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Infiniti's civilized the full-sized SUV about as well as Land Rover has--but does the world still need big utes like this one? Read Full Review With rugged styling, fairly nimble handling and diesel economy, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class can charm the mud right off a Land Rover Range Rover. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Muscular V-8 powertrain
  • Looks like a real SUV
  • A winning interior
  • Off-road hardware's pretty exotic

Dislikes:

  • Very tall front end--the "five-head"
  • Cheap-looking fender vents
  • Steering is light, almost dainty
  • Flies in the face of conventional wisdom

Likes:

  • Appealing blend of luxury, ruggedness
  • Spacious three-row seating
  • Real off-road ability
  • Diesel gives good fuel economy

Dislikes:

  • Even the base GL is expensive
  • Ride gets jittery with big tires
  • GL 550's low gas mileage
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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