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2019 Mercedes-Benz G 550

Original MSRP Range
$124,500
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
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2019 Mercedes-Benz G 550

What We Like

  • Posh cabin
  • Strong powertrain
  • Great off-road capability
  • There's nothing else like it

What We Don't

  • Cost of entry is extremely high
  • Cramped rear cargo area
  • Just because it can go off-road doesn't mean you'll be able to justify getting it dirty

Ratings

Consumer Rating

5.0/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G 550?

For the first time in over three decades, the G-Class is all new for 2019. While it maintains its boxy, upright proportions, solid rear axle and locking center, rear and front differentials, the new G-Class is a thoroughly modern vehicle. Major changes include an independent front suspension, which improves on-road handling and ride quality, a thoroughly reworked interior inspired by the S-Class, and all of the modern safety and infotainment features expected in a $150,000 vehicle. See the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class models for sale near you

Which G 550 is the Best?

There's no other new vehicle on sale today quite like the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, which is why Mercedes is able to charge an arm and a leg for it. Still, the G offers an experience unlike anything else both on- and off-road, and thanks to its recent redesign, it's now pretty great to live with day-to-day as well. If you can stomach the high sticker price, a G 550 or AMG G 63 is truly a special and unique vehicle to own. Find a Mercedes-Benz G-Class for sale

How Much Does a 2019 Mercedes-Benz G 550 Cost?

As stated above, the G comes in both G 550 and AMG G 63 forms. Powertrain and trim pieces are primarily what differentiate the two. Both vehicles are offered with their own unique wheel options, the G 550's ranging from 19 to 20 inches and the G 63's ranging from 20 to 22 inches. Both are offered with the same colors, several of which come at an additional cost; from $2,300 all the way up to $6,500 for unique matte options.

Inside, both versions can be optioned with a variety of different upholsteries and trim finishes. The AMG comes with nicer leathers as standard, although both vehicles can be optioned with upscale Nappa leather in both quilted and non-quilted designs. As far as trim pieces go, both vehicles come with the same options; from a basic natural wood, to two different types of ash, piano black, "metal weave," aluminum and carbon fiber, which costs a whopping $3,700 extra.

A $2,200 Seat Comfort Package introduces rapid heating and ventilated front seats with massage functionality and active side bolsters that tighten during turns. An Exclusive Interior Package and Exclusive Interior Package Plus are offered on the G 550, while the G 63 comes with the Exclusive Interior Package as standard, leaving the Exclusive Interior Package Plus as the only option. The basic Exclusive Interior Package introduces items like Nappa leather seats, a suede headliner and a frameless rearview mirror, while the Plus package includes the Seat Comfort Package while adding quilted leather and other minor interior appointments.

A 12.3-in digital instrument cluster, all-weather floor mats and a heated steering wheel are offered as standalone options, as is an adaptive suspension that can be tailored to a variety of different driving scenarios. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, configurable LED interior lighting and a 360-degree Burmester sound system all come standard.

G 550 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
G-Class G 550 4MATIC SUV$124,500 / $117,0308 Cylinder Turbo41613 / 179-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Safety

Is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G 550 a Safe Car?

While it hasn't been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the new G earned a 5-star rating in European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) testing, meaning that it's one safe SUV. Additionally, the G-Class offers all of the modern safety features you'd expect from a modern vehicle costing around $150,000, and a radar cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, attention monitoring, parking assist, rear cross-traffic monitoring, automatic high beams, 360 degrees of proximity sensors and more. The new G-Class also offers one of Mercedes' newest homegrown safety technologies, referred to by the company as "Pre-Safe Sound," which is a static-like sound that plays any time the vehicle senses an imminent collision, which should theoretically get driver's eardrums ready for the impending booming noise, along with the potential rapid change in pressure.

5 Year Cost to Own

$116,604 ($1.55 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion4 Years/50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Night Pkg
  • AMG Line
  • Interior Pkg Plus
  • Interior Pkg
  • Seat Comfort Pkg

Competition

2019 Mercedes-Benz G 550 vs the competition

2019 Bentley Bentayga -- The Bentayga carries a starting price of around $170,000, meaning that it's more expensive than your average G-Class. That said, it's more exclusive and more luxurious than your average G as well, offering an available W12 engine putting out up to 626 hp.

2020 Mercedes GLS -- Mercedes' three-row family SUV, the GLS, is all new for 2020, and offers a more mainstream, crossover-like experience than the boxy, truck-like G. With a starting price of around $72,000, the GLS is a lot more affordable as well, but offers many of the same luxury features as the G-Class.

2019 Lexus LX570 -- While it isn't as iconic as the G-Class, the vehicle on which the LX570 is built, the Toyota Land Cruiser, is arguably the toughest, most dependable vehicle sold anywhere in the world. While both the Land Cruiser and its LX570 cousin offer upscale luxury features, the LX570 is closer to the G-Class when it comes to mainstream luxury appeal, and offers just as much off-road capability.

2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo -- The Porsche Cayenne is also all new for 2019 and the top-of-the-line Turbo model has the same starting price as the G 550. The 542-hp Cayenne Turbo trades off-road capability for on-road performance, and offers a blistering fast 0-to-60 time of under 4.0 seconds.

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