Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 - vs - Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG G 65 2017

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Average Price: 
70,106
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
220,400
Updated: 
23 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2017
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.40gals
25.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Palladium Silver Metallic
#888785
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7
Color: 
Alien Green
#45C244
Black
#000000
Capri Blue Metallic
#0F1441
Dakota Brown Metallic
#584A3D
Diamond Silver Metallic
#B0B9C3
Indium Grey Metallic
#4F4C45
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Jade Green Metallic
#4E605D
Light Ivory
#E9E2D2
Magnetite Black Metallic
#282A27
Magma Red
#FF0300
Midnight Blue
#09183F
Paprika Metallic
#87120A
Polar White
#FFFFFF
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
Storm Red Metallic
#4F0200
Verde Brook Metallic
#3E3E3C
designo Graphite Metallic
#524E4B
designo Magno Night Black Matte
#000000
designo Magno Platinum Matte
#A2A2A2
designo Mauritius Blue
#2654D2
designo Mystic Blue Metallic
#0C4674
designo Mystic Brown Metallic
#653C2F
designo Mystic Red Metallic
#C1C1C1
designo Mystic White
#E5E5E5
designo Platinum Black Metallic
#000000
Galacticbeam
#973462
Sunsetbeam
#FFAA11

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

A Mercedes-Benz G-Class isn't a logical buy, but that's just why it has endured so long. Not everyone wants an economical sedan, after all.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has moved far from its roots as a utilitarian vehicle designed with soldiers in mind.

Pros
Authentic design and heritage
Stellar off road
Luxuriously updated inside
Phenomenal powertrains

Cons
You could buy a fleet of Jeep Wranglers for this money
Dated in every possible way
Sits so high, it comes with its own steps
Requires off-road skill, for better or worse

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class ranks 8 out of 8 Luxury Large SUVs. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is more of a status symbol than an everyday SUV. It costs more than every competitor, and it isn't particularly practical to drive anywhere but off road. However, if you want something that'll grab attention and impress, it doesn’t get more distinctive than the G-Class, also known as the G550.

Pros
Excellent off-roader
Muscular engines

Cons
Unsettling ride for luxury class
Cumbersome and difficult to handle on pavement
Few driver assistance technologies

By: 
usnews.com

For 2017 the G-Class gains a new variant: the G550 4x4², which gains more ground clearance, larger tires and a revised suspension. New cosmetic packages (Designo Manufaktur Luxury and Mojave packages, Night package) have been introduced.

Pros
Iconic design is instantly recognizable
Outstanding forward visibility
Unusually quiet when driving on-road
Lots of cosmetic customization potential

Cons
Awful steering, handling, drivability and fuel economy
Difficult to get into and out of
Poor interior packaging leaves little useful space
Compromised off-road ability

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
11.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
17.00mpg
13.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
48
Cylinders: 
8
V
12
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.50L
6.00L
Torque: 
560ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
738ft-lbs
at 2 300rpm
Horsepower: 
550hp
at 5 250rpm
621hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet
44.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
202.60in
187.50in
Width: 
84.30in
71.80in
Height: 
72.80in
76.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.50in
7.70in
Front Track: 
64.80in
59.60in
Rear Track: 
65.60in
59.60in
Wheel Base: 
121.10in
112.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.20
42.20
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
40.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
52.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.50in
41.90in
Front Hip Room: 
58.30in
51.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
56.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.50in
53.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in
56.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
93.80cu.ft
79.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7500lbs
7000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
40.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
31.00degrees
36.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
26.00degrees
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
5754.00lbs
5913.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Remote keyless power door locks
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Massaging
10 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium leather
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
10 -way power passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
yes
More Entertainment: 
Harman/kardon premium brand stereo system
14 total speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
1 subwoofer(s)
36 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
Memory card slot
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
830 watts stereo output
Harman/kardon premium brand speakers
USB connection
Memory card slot
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
450 watts stereo output
Harman/kardon premium brand speakers
Mast antenna
Radio data system
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
1 subwoofer(s)
Speed sensitive volume control
Harman/kardon premium brand stereo system
12 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Power glass sunroof
Remote sunroof operation
Roof rack
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Privacy glass
Remote sunroof operation
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Power steel sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 x 10.0
21 X 9.5
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
All season tires
Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear Side Air Bags (SPC)
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Night View Assist PLUS (SPC)
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Brake drying
Pre-collision safety system
Self-leveling headlights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
High pressure washers headlamps
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Pre-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Cornering lights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear height adjustable headrests
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Designo Auburn Brown Leather Package
Designo Black Leather Package
Designo Porcelain Leather Package
Designo Mafufaktur Mojave Package
Designo Manufaktur Two-Tone Nappa Leather Upholstery
Night Package
AMG Performance Studio Package - Solarbeam
AMG Performance Studio Package - Alien Green
AMG Performance Studio Package - Galacticbeam
AMG Performance Studio Package - Magma Red
AMG Performance Studio Package - Sunsetbeam
AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
DINAMICA Interior Package
Exterior Options: 
21" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Black Wheel
Trailer Hitch (Class IV)
Rear Spare Tire Surround Painted In Body Color
20" AMG 5-Spoke Wheels (Black)
21" AMG Cross-Spoke (Black)
20" AMG 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels (Black)
Outer Protective Strips In Carbon Fiber
Stainless Steel Brush Guard
AMG "Acceleration Lines"
Interior Options: 
Rear Seat Entertainment
Lockable Rear Storage Compartment (SPC)
Accessory Rear Seat Entertainment System
Designo Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
2nd Row Seat Pass-Thru (SPC)
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
SPLITVIEW (SPC)
Power EASY-ENTRY Feature for 2nd-Row Seats
2nd Row Manual Sunshades
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
AMG Performance Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Rear Seat Entertainment System
DINAMICA Headliner
All-Season Floor Mats
Heated Steering Wheel
Designo Carbon Fiber Look Leather
Grab Handles In Black Leather
Leather And Burl Walnut Steering Wheel
Designo Manufaktur Two-Tone Nappa Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Almond Beige/Black, leather
#131313
Almond Beige/Mocha, leather
#B1A488
Almond Beige/Mocha, leatherette
#B1A488
Auburn Brown/Black, leather
#60544F
Black, leather
#1B1B1B
Black, leatherette
#1C1C1C
Grey/Black, leather
#908D8E
Grey/Dark Grey, leather
#A3A0A1
Grey/Dark Grey, leatherette
#918E8F
designo Auburn Brown Nappa, premium leather
#5B4F4A
designo Black Nappa, premium leather
#202020
designo Porcelain Nappa, premium leather
#ADADAD
Color: 
Black Leather, premium leather
#000000
Chestnut/Black Leather, premium leather
#5B4844
Grey/Black Leather, premium leather
#9B9B9B
designo Auburn Brown Nappa Leather, premium leather
#473934
designo Black Nappa Leather, premium leather
#000000
designo Classic Red Nappa Leather, premium leather
#7E2523
designo Light Brown Nappa Leather, premium leather
#6F4C3E
designo Mystic Red Nappa Leather, premium leather
#604343
designo Porcelain Nappa Leather, premium leather
#C9B7A0
designo Sand Nappa Leather, premium leather
#AA8E77
designo Titan Gray Pearl Nappa Leather, premium leather
#696667