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Mercedes-Benz GL (2006-2012) review

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Key features
  • Medium/Large SUV
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
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The gigantic Mercedes-Benz GL 4x4, sold from 2006 to 2012, is a proper off-roader that also competes in the luxury car class. It even has seven seats to transport the whole family or indeed a seven-a-side team. How good is it compared to the Range Rover and other full-size SUVs? Find out in our full road test review.

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December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

September 2006

Released

September 2006

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