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2016 Mercedes-Benz G 550

Original MSRP Range
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
13 MPG City / 14 MPG Hwy
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2016 Mercedes-Benz G 550

What We Like

World-class engines; go-anywhere skills; steeped in tradition; plenty of modern technology

What We Don't

Decades-old platform; not great at taking corners; unsophisticated ride quality


Expert Rating

2.9/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.5/ 5


What's New in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G 550?

A new, even more muscular AMG version joins the lineup, the V12-powered G65. The G550 has a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and sees some exterior styling revisions, plus the option of an adjustable suspension (a first for the G-Class). All versions have new instrument clusters. See the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class models for sale near you

Which G 550 is the Best?

The less-expensive G550 delivers a reasonably competent drive (especially now that it can come with an adjustable suspension), and its V8 is surprisingly responsive. If you're seriously considering a G-Class, then there's no doubt your budget is considerable. In which case, why not go for the newest V12-powered G65? It's the status symbol among status symbols. Find a Mercedes-Benz G-Class for sale


How Much Does a 2016 Mercedes-Benz G 550 Cost?

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class comes in G550, AMG G63 and AMG G65 versions.

The G550 ($120,825) comes with a rich list of standard items, including alloy wheels, xenon headlights, LED lighting accents, a sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, a blind spot monitoring system, keyless entry and starting, heated and ventilated 10-way power front seats with driver's-side memory settings, heated rear outer seats, leather upholstery, two 12-volt outlets in the cabin and one 115-volt outlet in the cargo area, dual-zone automatic climate control, a Harman Kardon 12-speaker surround-sound system and the COMAND infotainment system with navigation, a USB port, an-SD card slot, auxiliary audio input and a 7-inch central display.

The AMG G63 ($140,825) adds 20-in wheels, an AMG-tuned suspension, a sport exhaust, special styling cues and designo leather upholstery.

The AMG G65 ($218,825) brings 21-in wheels and diamond-patterned stitching for the leather, as well as a huge engine.

There aren't many options. Highlights are a rear-passenger entertainment system, a stainless-steel brush guard, carbon-fiber trim, faux-suede headliner and a heated steering wheel.

Cargo space amounts to 45.2 cu ft. with the rear seats up and 79.5 cu ft. when they're folded down. Every G-Class has a towing capacity of 7,000 pounds.

G 550 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
G-Class 4MATIC 4dr G 550$119,900 / N/A8 Cylinder41613 / 147-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD

Is the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G 550 a Safe Car?

The G-Class comes with standard stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and four airbags (two in the front and two full-length side-curtain airbags).

Standard electronic safety aids include a blind spot monitoring system, a rearview camera and the mbrace2 telematics system featuring automatic collision reporting, a stolen vehicle locator, an SOS button and remote door locking.

The G-Class has not been crash-tested by any agencies in the U.S.


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 Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Blind-Spot Alert


2016 Mercedes-Benz G 550 vs the competition

2016 BMW X5 M -- The G-Class range now has the distinction of having more AMG variants than regular versions, so consider the high-performance 567-hp X5 M: crazy fast and super capable.

2016 Infiniti QX80 -- Based on the excellent overseas Nissan Patrol SUV, the QX is a legitimate off-roader, and its styling rivals the G-Class for sheer audacity. It also costs tens of thousands of dollars less.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover -- The current generation of Range Rover is lighter than before, so it can run circles around the hefty G-Wagen.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR -- As an alternative to an AMG G-Class, the 550-hp RRS SVR is sumptuous, civilized, swift and spine-tingling.

2016 Lexus LX 570 -- Anyone with a penchant for old-school luxury SUVs should check out the LX. It's based on the venerable Toyota Land Cruiser and also has dismal fuel economy.

Used Mercedes-Benz G-Class -- Since the G-Class' current platform dates back to 1990, you could pick up a used model and save a bundle while still enjoying the same styling and driving character.

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