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2007 Mercedes Benz GL Class review and picture

Lots of sports utility vehicles have been trying as hard as they can to drive and handle as much like a car as possible. The 2007 Mercedes Benz GL Class takes this new crossover mentality as far as it has ever been before. A full sized SUV, the GL Class drives like a compact car, and it puts other SUVs that are trying to reach this ideal to shame. Not only that, but there are several other positive things about it, most especially the low price that will make it a great deal.

The Good:

  • silent interior during drive
  • accelerates ferociously if you get the gas V8 engine
  • great fit and finish
  • lots of luxurious features standard and optional
  • very comfortable
  • great fuel efficiency with the V6 engine

The Bad:

  • the ride is okay, but a little too loose for some people

With its surprising heavy leaning towards good qualities rather than bad ones, the 2007 Mercedes Benz GL Class is a new release for the 2007 model year. It will have a couple of changes towards the end of the model year, such as diesel V6 engine that is better on fuel economy. For the moment, though, it is a full sized luxury SUV that contains space for up to seven passengers, plenty of features, and a powerful V8 engine with 335-hp.

The 2007 Mercedes Benz GL comes in two trim levels, the GL320 CDI and the GL450. There are several options that can be added on to either one, such as nineteen inch wheels, full leather upholstery, and a rear seat entertainment system. There are also several packages available, most especially the Off-Road Package, which adds adaptive damping, skid plates, and two locking differentials. The GL320 CDI comes standard with:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • rain-sensing wipers
  • electric closing assist for rear tailgate
  • load-leveling rear suspension
  • wood interior trim
  • COMAND interface
  • six-disc CD changer

The GL450, the highest trim level, makes the addition of the following standard features:

  • navigation system
  • seats with memory
  • park assist
  • satellite radio

Cheers,

Fashun Guadarrama.

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