The 10 All-Time Best Mercedes-Benz SUVs
The 10 All-Time Best Mercedes-Benz SUVs
Like any other automobile, acquiring an SUV requires in-depth consideration of numerous factors. Mercedes-Benz, with its name already representing luxury and reliability, also puts other serious factors to rest.
Unsurprisingly, the German automaker provides plenty of options and features in all its classes. Hence, when buying a pre-owned Mercedes-Benz SUV, it is imperative that you look into all the options and select one that suits your needs best.
Here are 10 of the best Mercedes-Benz SUVs, rated according to their features, looks, safety ratings, and pocket-friendliness.
10. GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV
The Mercedes-Benz GLA was launched in late 2014, in North America. It is the most economical SUV made by Mercedes-Benz. The class has only one variant, available for $39,505. Meanwhile, a pre-owned latest model can be bought for $33,787. With 208 horsepower, the GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV can do 0-100 km in 6.6 seconds. The face-lifted 2017 model of GLA 250 is considered to be the best since its launch.
9. GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV
The GLC was launched in 2015 and replaced the former Mercedes-Benz GLK, which was produced between 2010 and 2015. It is one of the two classes of Mercedes-Benz SUVs available in coupe. There is a difference of approximately $5,000 between the five door and the coupe model. The GLC has five doors as opposed to four for the coupe. The GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV does 0-100 km in 6.4 seconds and has 241 horsepower. The model is equivalent to the C-Class.
8. AMG® GLC 43 4MATIC® SUV
Before moving forward, its integral to distinguish the difference between the normal SUV manufactured by Mercedes-Benz and the Mercedes-AMG® SUV. More than five decades ago, two engineers started transforming Mercedes-Benz vehicles into race cars. Nearly 20 years ago, the entity doing so known as AMG® was acquired by the parent company of Mercedes-Benz.
Presently, the AMG® division of Mercedes-Benz produces vehicles with better handling, performance, and stability. As opposed to a GLC 300, the GLC 43 does 0-100 km in 4.9 seconds, courtesy of its v6 3.0L engine. The new 2018 AMG® GLC 43 is available for $59,945.
7. GLE 350 4MATIC® SUV
This category of SUV is positioned between the GLC and GLS. Previously, between 1998 and 2015, it was classified as the M-Class. It is the second SUV class that is available in coupe. However, the price difference between the five door and the coupe model is at least $13,000. The certified pre-owned 2016 model GLE 350 SUV is available for $34,887. Meanwhile, the new 2018 model can be bought for $53,345.
The SUV does 0-100 km in 6 seconds and comes with 329 horsepower. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is considered to be the best in this category, based upon interior, performance, total cost of ownership, and safety.
6. GLC 350e 4MATIC® SUV
The GLC 350e 4MATIC® SUV comes with an 85kW electric motor in addition to the 2.0L engine that is also installed in GLC 300. As a result of the electric motor, the SUV becomes a plug-in hybrid with 315 horsepower. The SUV can achieve a combined mileage of 74 mpg on gas and electric. It does 0-100 km in 5.9 seconds, which is half a second faster than its conventional counterpart.
5. GLE 550 4MATIC® SUV
Previously known as the M-Class since its inception in 1997 till 2015, the GLE class is the epitome of safety and luxury. The position of this segment is between the GLC and GLS classes. The GLE 550 comes with a 4.8L V8 biturbo engine with 449 horsepower. Additionally, it has the Active Brake assist feature that can aid a driver avoid a collision.
4. AMG® GLE 63 4MATIC® + SUV
This model comes with a handcrafted AMG® 5.5L V8 biturbo engine and has the most advanced safety features including 11-way airbag protection, active brake assist, distance pilot, and steering pilot. The AMG® GLE 63 comes with multiple driving modes to suit the needs of the driver. On the back of its 577 horsepower, the AMG® GLE 63 does 0-100 km in just 4.2 seconds.
3. GLS 450 4MATIC® SUV
As compared to its predecessor’s capacity of five passengers, the GLS 450 is a full-size SUV with a seven-seat capacity provided in three rows. Since its launch in 2006 and until 2016, the GLS was known as the GL-Class. In 2016, to maintain consistency between all SUV classes, the GL-Class was renamed as the GLS to make it equivalent to the S-Class. The GLS 450 comes with a 3L V6 biturbo engine packing 362 horsepower and does 0-100 km in 6.6 seconds. The new 2018 GLS 450 can be bought for $80,180.
2. G 550
The box size conventional design SUV has been in production for nearly four decades. Every year, this model has been improved further to go the distance and overcome any obstacle across the world. The G 550 comes with a 4.0 V8 biturbo engine packing 416 horsepower and does 0-100 km in 5.9 seconds.
1. AMG® G 63
Often ranked as the best SUV, given the rich history of the G-Class and the amalgamation of AMG®’s competencies into this beast of a machine. The AMG® G 63 comes with a handcrafted 5.5L V8 biturbo engine packing 563 horsepower. It does 0-100 km in 5.4 seconds. It has a trunk capacity of 2,250 L, which is the highest in the G-Class. The brand new 2018 AMG® G 63 can be bought for $148,945 from your nearest showroom.