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2012 Mercedes-Benz G Class vs. Its Competition

 
2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class 5.5L
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Though there's nothing left on the road quite like the G-Class, the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover is one of the few vehicles to mix true off-road grit with extreme luxury, and therefore should be on the short list of comparison vehicles for anyone interested in a G-Class.

The Land Rover's more conventional, modern looks will be preferable for some, but the G-Class's squared-off, military look strikes a silhouette like nothing else on the road. Those looking for a more refined, modern vehicle but still wanting to stick within the Mercedes-Benz fold should look at the GL-Class, which offers similar size and luxury in a more technologically sophisticated package.

The GL-Class, while competent off-road, can't match the G-Class's extreme ability, however.

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7.4
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The 2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is nearly in a class by itself thanks to its unique, and essentially archaic, design, but it does what it does very, very well--for a price.
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It can't rightly be called a value, but the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover delivers a truckload of ability and exclusivity along with its admittedly huge Monroney.
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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.
MSRP From  
$107,975$79,425$61,570
Gas Mileage  
12 MPG City / 15 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V8Gas V8Turbocharged Diesel V6
EPA Class  
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name  
4MATIC 4-Door G5504WD 4-Door HSE4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
Drivetrain  
All-Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
557
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door4 DoorSport Utility
Transmission  
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
 
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