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2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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2021 G 550 Base 4dr All-wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $131,750
2021 AMG G 63 Base 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $156,450
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What's New

The G-Class enters 2021 the same as it enters every model year: as the king of the Mercedes mountain. Forget the S-Class and its classy extravagance; the big, boxy G is the pinnacle of ostentatious excess. It's dramatic appearance arguably makes a louder statement than even the Rolls Royce and Bentley SUVs.

The G-Class was last redesigned in 2019, making it a newborn compared to the nearly 40 years its predecessor went without any ground-up refreshes. For its second year on the market, Mercedes makes the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster standard on all models; G63 models now get standard wireless device charging.

Personalization will reach new heights this year thanks to an expanded color palette of 34 exterior colors and 54 interior colors, available through the new G Manufaktur customization package. All told, Mercedes says there can be over one million individual combinations of G-Class.

Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The G is only sold in one of two versions: the less insane G550 and the over-the-top G63 AMG. The AMG is the rowdier option, but otherwise both models share the same key components and features.

Pricing begins at a shade over $130,000 for a G550 and at about $157,000 for a G63. With options, the MSRP can inflate to over $200,000.

Engine Choices

Both G-Class models use the same twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, but the G63 turns up the wick in order to draw out about 150 more horsepower than the G550; it'll do 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, or about a full second faster than its lesser sibling. Either way, expect serious power and depressing fuel economy.

Engine TypeTrim LevelHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
4.0L Twin-Turbo V8G 550416 hp450 lb-ft18 mpg
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6AMG G 63577 hp627 lb-ft14 mpg

All that horsepower gets routed through a nine-speed automatic transmission on its way to a four-wheel-drive system. It's engaged full-time, employing a fixed 40/60 power split between the front and rear axles. A trio of locking differentials as well as a dedicated low gear transfer case ensures serious off-road capability.

An independent front suspension - which was only introduced in 2019 - helps tidy up the handling, but out back there's a less sophisticated live axle design, which enhances performance on the trail but doesn't improve ride and handling while driving on asphalt.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Despite its hulking size, the G-Class only seats five. The rear passengers enjoy nearly 40 inches of legroom and excellent views out the massive windows.

The live axle forces a higher load floor in the cargo area, which is why there's only 38 cubic feet available; other SUVs of similar size offer superior space. Fold down the G's seats and 69 cubic feet of space opens up.

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Safety Features

The full complement of Mercedes active-safety features is standard. That includes automatic emergency braking, active lane control, a driver attention monitor, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a driver attention monitor.

An active parking assist is standard as well: it lets the car maneuver itself in and out of both parallel and perpendicular parking spaces The G63 goes a step further with a standard surround-view camera.

Low volume precludes the G-class from getting crash-tested, but we have full confidence this 5,500-pound SUV would hold up well in a collision.


This year, the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster has been made standard. Directly to the right of it is the 12.3-inch display screen for the MBUX infotainment system. Together, the two screens give the impression of one single 25-inch screen.

The infotainment isn't controlled via touchscreen. Instead, Mercedes offers drivers a choice: a haptic touchpad or rotary knob located in the center console or voice command. The steering wheel features both physical buttons as well as small haptic surfaces that let drivers toggle infotainment menus or adjustment the digital cluster.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability comes standard, and navigation does as well. Tunes and directions are played out through a 15-speaker Burmester audio system.

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G550 - From $132,650

The more affordable of the two G-Class models is still an expensive, opulent, and well-equipped SUV. Features like leather upholstery and heated front seats with memory function and multi-way power adjustments are standard. Also included are heated rear seats, power-folding mirrors, tri-zone climate control, and a sunroof.

On the outside, the G550 sports 19-inch wheels and full LED lighting. The big windows are made of acoustic-laminated glass that silence outside noise and help insulate the cabin. The standard electric windshield eliminates the need to pull out the ice scraper on frosty mornings.

With such a thorough list of standard features, there's only a few interior packages available. They come with features such as ventilated front seats, Nappa leather, and massaging seats. The $12,200 Exclusive Interior Package Plus is the most comprehensive of these and, along with the aforementioned upgrades, offers diamond-quilted upholstery and rapid-heating for the front seats.

Standalone options include a $250 heated steering wheel and $1,400 adaptive dampers.

G63 AMG - From $157,700

The G63 is much like the G550 save the handcrafted 577-horse twin-turbo V-8 hiding under the hood. Accompanying the big motor are touches such as an adaptive suspension, side-pipe exhaust, flared fenders, high-performance brakes, and exclusive drive modes. The interior is classed up with Nappa leather, wireless device charging, and a surround-view camera.

As for options, adventurous types can by the $3,050 AMG Trail Package, which includes an off-road optimized suspension, and 20-inch wheels. The Exclusive Interior Package Plus is again available, but the price point is reduced to $7,200.

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CarsDirect Tip

If you can afford it, get the G63. Why? because this SUV isn't rooted in sensibility - it's a massive, rolling testament to gleeful and absurd excess. The G63 only exaggerates that even further with its prodigious power and sportier look. Go big or go home.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.0L V-8 / 416 HP / 450 ft.lbs.
9-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time 4matic All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 19 / 18 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.0L V-8 / 416 HP / 450 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time 4matic All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 19 / 18 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Trailing Link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Aluminum
Fuel Tank
26.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
68.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
189.7 "
Exterior Width
74.5 "
Exterior Height
77.5 "
Front Headroom
41.9 "
Rear Headroom
40.5 "
Front Legroom
38.7 "
Rear Legroom
39.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,554 Lbs.
Wheel Base
114 "
Turning Radius
22.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 18.0 " Black Aluminum / 19.0 " Black Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Amg Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Amg Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Matte Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Body-colored With 1 Front Tow Hook(s) / Body-colored With Chrome Insert, 1 Front Tow Hook(s) / Front Body-colored With 1 Front Tow Hook(s) / Body-colored With Black Insert, 1 Front Tow Hook(s) / Black With 1 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents / Black
Rear Spoiler
Dual Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Leather / Nappa Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Adaptive
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(10-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(10-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Front Armrests
(10-way Power) / (12-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
15 Burmester
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt Sport
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Active Brake Assist With Autonomous Emergency Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Active Lane Keeping Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Active Brake Assist Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Attention Assist Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Highbeam Assist (aha) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Parktronic W/active Parking Assist Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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