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no major options for the G-Class
Kelley Blue Book
significant civilian upgrades
There are many luxury conveniences fitted to the G-Class. Both G-Class models sport Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system, a six-DVD audio system, a wood-and-leather heated steering wheel, and power leather seats. However, there's no American-style DVD entertainment system despite the high sticker price and no real-time traffic-features you'd find in a Hyundai Sonata.
J.D. Power reports the G-Class saw "significant civilian upgrades" a few years back. Those standard features include "navigation," "bi-Xenon headlamps," "fog lamps," and a new center console. Also standard are SmartKey remote keyless entry and ignition; trailer-hitch pre-wiring; a universal (HomeLink) garage door opener; and an electrically heated windshield. The usual array of power features-windows, locks, mirrors, and front seats-is also standard, along with cruise control; leather seating; automatic climate control; and steering-wheel controls for the audio and phone.
Kelley Blue Book reports, "other than some dealer-installed upgrades, there are no major options for the G-Class." The reason? Most items are standard. Audiophiles, for example, will be gratified to know that both versions sport a Harman Kardon audio system-including AM/FM/six-DVD audio and a year's worth of Sirius Satellite Radio and HD radio. The audio system is linked into the navigation system and shares its 40GB hard drive; it's also ready to plug in an MP3 player for access to personal music libraries.
Left off the features list: any kind of rear-seat DVD entertainment system.
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz G-Class includes plenty of standard features but doesn't offer much of an options list.