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About the Mercedes-Benz GL450

Vehicle Summary

When you need space for a growing family but don't want to sacrifice luxury in the process, a three-row crossover SUV like the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class could be a sensible choice. Introduced in 2007, the GL-Class offers three-row seating on every trim level to accommodate up to seven passengers comfortably. 

The GL450 trim specifically offers a powerful 3.0L V6 engine at 362 hp on its 2014-2016 trims, plus all-wheel drive and a maximum cargo capacity of a whopping 93.8 cubic feet. Meanwhile, every 2016 GL450 trim is adorned with generous features like premium vinyl upholstery, a power liftgate, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with classy wood trim. If you're serious about finding an SUV that's large enough for your family while still offering elegance and utility, the GL450 trim on the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is worth a look.

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Q: What does Mercedes GL stand for?

A: The "GL" stands for the German phrase "Geländewagen Luxus," which roughly translates to "light crossover."

Q: How long is a Mercedes GL450?

A: Length may vary by model year, but the 2016 GL450 measures 201.6 inches long.

Q: Does the Mercedes GL450 have a third row?

A: Yes, every trim level on the Mercedes GL-Class is offered with three rows for a seating capacity of seven people.

Q: Is the Mercedes GL450 capable of towing?

A: Yes; when properly equipped, the 2016 GL450 can tow up to 7,500 pounds.1

1Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.

Mercedes-Benz GL450 Trim Configurations

The GL450 trim has been available since Mercedes released the GL-Class in 2007, but its most recent model years fall from 2014 through 2016. For each of these model years, the GL450 is offered as the second of four trim configurations—featuring a turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine at 362 hp, a seven-speed automatic transmission, and Mercedes' 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.

Standard equipment on every 2016 GL450 model includes:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Premium vinyl upholstery

Several packages are also offered for the 2016 GL450 trim, with key features for each outlined below.

Premium Package

  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Heated and cooled cup holders
  • Ambient cabin lighting
  • Built-in navigation system
  • Integrated voice commands

Lighting Package

  • Bi-xenon headlights
  • Automatic high beams

Lane-Tracking Package

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Automated parallel-parking system
  • Surround-view camera

Reliability Research

Below Average

RepairPal gave the Mercedes-Benz GL450 an overall reliability rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Below Average. This rating ranks the Mercedes-Benz GL450 17th out of 19 among luxury fullsize SUVs.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Mercedes-Benz GL450 is $1293, compared to an average of $1057 for luxury fullsize SUVs and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Mercedes-Benz GL450 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.2 times per year, compared to an average of 0.8 times for luxury fullsize SUVs and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 20% for the Mercedes-Benz GL450, compared to an average of 18% for luxury fullsize SUVs and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010-2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/31/2018. Learn more.


Reviews for Mercedes-Benz GL450

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5(47 reviews)

Best Luxury 7 Seater

Very impressive 7 seater compared to the LR4, Q7, X5, Escalade, & Enclave I was looking at. The price was definitely worth it considering the price for a new one. The LR4 comes close but didnt have that luxury but truck feel (wife didnt appreciate that); Q7 & X5 3rd rows are too cramped to be taken seriously; Escalade felt much larger to drive; and the Enclave had a better seating arrangements 2/2/3 but lacked in luxury - it seemed like a minivan interior with a decent exterior. The LR4 though may have a better chance than the LR3 & GL450 when it comes to seating arrangements due to the 3rd row access (30/40/30) & easy pull down seats. But GL450 won out overall due to luxury. Cons for the GL: getting in/out of the 3rd row is such an effort. I hope they solved this issue with newer models. Given that the 3rd row is electrical, it had a pulley system that required a huge effort to fold the front seats. Also if you want to put in a rear camera, it will cost you 1400$ (quote from 3 places). Pros: luxury, price if used, comfort 2nd & 3rd rows, & smooth ride. Its a nice machine & gets looks.

- geeddyup, 2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450

Great car with lots of options for a good price

- Mark DeSimone, 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL450

The best multi-purpose luxury vehicle available.

I love it!

- Michael Shelton, 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL450

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