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2016 Mercedes-Benz GL550 review

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Mercedes-Benz GL550 highlights

Customer rating

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Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 18 highway, 15 combined

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All Mercedes-Benz GL550 years

What is new for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL550?

  • GL550 trims have been upgraded with Fold-Away Third Row, Rear Air Conditioning, and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment this year.
  • Full Roof Rack features are now available as options on select trims.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Mercedes-Benz GL550 an overall reliability rating of 2 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Below Average. This rating ranks Mercedes-Benz GL550 20th out of 20 among Luxury Fullsize SUVs.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Mercedes-Benz GL550 is $918, compared to an average of $779 for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Mercedes-Benz GL550 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 2.5 times per year, compared to an average of 1.8 times for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 22% for the Mercedes-Benz GL550, compared to an average of 17% for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Mercedes-Benz GL550 features and specs

(no trim) 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

4.7L

Horsepower

429

Torque (ft-lbs)

516

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

26.4

Wheelbase

121.1"

Overall length

201.6"

Width

84.3"

Height

72.8"

Leg room

F 40.3"/M 38.5"/R 35"

Head room

F 41.2"/M 40"/R 38.9"

Front tires

P295/40HR21

Rear tires

P295/40HR21

Seating capacity

7

Transmission

Automatic

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