Mercedes-Benz SUV Models
Choosing the right SUV for yourself or your family has never been an easy decision. Even when you hone in on a brand you love (like Mercedes-Benz, of course), there are still several SUV model choices, all with their own unique features aimed to make the daily commute more enjoyable whether your vehicle is full of kids with backpacks or file boxes of case briefings. Mercedes-Benz offers five unique SUV options for customers: GLA, GLC, GLE, GLS, and G-Class.
Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV
Compact and swift, the Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV provides just enough extra room to warrant an upgrade from a sedan. The vehicle features ample storage space, excellent technology features, and seating for five. However, the design remains compact and sleek. Of its convenience and spaciousness, Mercedes-Benz explains, “With the available new HANDS-FREE ACCESS, just a ‘kick’ under the bumper can open the standard power liftgate. It’s a grand opening to a generous space: 43.6 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats folded, or a sedan-like trunk with all five seats in use.” The Mercedes-Benz GLA is perfect for college students, city drivers, and those looking for incredible fuel economy in an SUV. The GLA is available in two options: the GLA 250 SUV and the GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV (which delivers variable-torque all-wheel drive). Those seeking ultimate power on the road in the GLA can opt for the AMG® GLA 45 SUV model.
Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV
Larger than the GLA, the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV offers even more storage space as the brand’s premier mid-sized SUV. Utilizing state-of-the-art radar technology, the GLC provides unparalleled safety features for you and your passengers. Mercedes-Benz details the safety and technology features noting, “GLC safety keeps an eye on your future. Radar helps spot hazards in your path. A team of standard and additional systems can monitor all around you, alert you, help you brake, and even respond on your behalf to help reduce collisions…A high-tech suite of systems is available to help make every move easier. Some can make traffic less stressful, from cruising to changing lanes…” Shoppers can choose from the GLC 300 SUV, the GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV, and the GLC 350e 4MATIC® SUV. For maximum savings at the pump and minimal environmental impact, the GLC 350e option provides drivers with a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine plus a plug-in hybrid electric motor.
Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV
A 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick SUV, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has proven to be a safe and highly enjoyed model for over 20 years now, and the GLE is amply spacious. In fact, Mercedes-Benz explains, “The GLE invites five adults to enjoy generous room and gracious comfort. It’ll welcome over 80 cubic feet of cargo with a standard power liftgate and 60/40 split-folding rear seats.” Three model options provide a range of horsepower, torque, and towing capacity. The GLE 350 SUV offers 6,600 pounds of towing capacity with 302 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The GLE 350 4MATIC® SUV increases the vehicle’s towing power to 7,200 pounds, and the hybrid option—the 550e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid SUV—offers a lower towing capacity (4,410 pounds) but increased horsepower (436) and torque (479 lb.-ft.). Neither oversized nor compact, the Mercedes-Benz GLE proves to be a crowd-pleasing option for drivers everywhere.
Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV
The Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV is the largest SUV offered by Mercedes-Benz with seating capacity for seven adults and plenty of storage space. Ideal for large families, the Mercedes-Benz GLS utilizes third-row seating with easy access and a large trunk. Mercedes-Benz describes, “Large side doors and innovative EASY-ENTRY 2nd-row seats welcome up to seven adults to three rows of luxury seating, including a spacious third row. The standard power liftgate, power-folding third row and 60/40-split second row accommodate up to 93.8 cubic feet of cargo. In any configuration, the GLS has an extraordinary capacity to satisfy.” The entire family will enjoy the ride, especially if equipped with optional second-row rear-seat entertainment featuring two flat-screen monitors embedded in the rear headrests of the driver’s and front passenger’s seats. Backseat riders can play games, watch movies, and listen to music while on the road. Available models include the GLS 450 SUV, the GLS 550 SUV, and the AMG® GLS 63 SUV.
The most unique and eye-catching of Mercedes-Benz SUVs is the iconic G-Class. Made for off-roading and tackling unique terrain across the globe, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class offers an unparalleled driving experience. Mercedes-Benz explains, “The standard G-Class permanent all-wheel drive system continually sends power to all four wheels. Its 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS®) instantly apportions torque to the wheels that can use it best, for surefooted grip on snowy and wet roads. Off-road, its locking differentials help you conquer muddy, loose or uneven terrain.” Don’t let the off-road capabilities fool you; the G-Class still offers Mercedes-Benz’s luxurious features and a smooth ride for the daily commute. Shoppers can choose from four G-Class model options: the G 550 SUV, the G 550 4×4 SUV, the AMG® G 63 SUV, and the AMG® G 65 SUV.
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