Used 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL450 4MATIC SUV Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL450 4MATIC SUV

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 Pros Powerful engine offers impressive acceleration at zero to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds.

 Pros Seven-speed automatic transmission is responsive, smooth and features paddle shifters for a controlled experience.

 Pros 4MATIC all-wheel drive is always ready for changing road and weather conditions.

 Pros Long list of advanced safety features including an airbag system that offers 13-way passenger protection.

 Pros Fully redesigned with a muscular yet sophisticated body.

 Pros Steering is nicely weighted.

 Pros Smooth, comfortable and quiet ride.

 Pros Ample legroom in all three rows.

 Pros Abundance of overall cargo capacity behind first row.

 Pros Plenty of comfort, convenience and entertainment options to add on for customization.

 Pros Fantastic towing capacity of 7,500 pounds.

 Cons Minimal cargo space behind third row seat.

 Cons Horrible fuel-economy at 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.

 Cons Second and third row seats do not slide like they do in some competing vehicles.

 Cons COMAND electronic interface is dated and a bit challenging to use.

 Cons No cloth seats are available, which many consumers prefer.

 Cons Navigation and rear seat entertainment are optional, which should be standard at this price, as they are in many competitors.

 Cons No crash test results are available.

 Cons High MSRP is out of most budgets.

 Cons Larger turning circle makes it a little cumbersome in tight spaces.