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Rating 73/100 Background Among current large luxury SUVs, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is an enigma. It was originally designed as a military car in the late 1970s and, as a result, it forgoes many of the technological advances that its competitors benefit from. And yet, somehow, it remains attractive to a select few, even if …

Rating 57/100 Background Some things just can’t be explained easily. Things like crop circles, déjà vu or Nicolas Cage’s acting career, for example. In the automotive realm, there’s the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, a boxy monstrosity of an SUV that was developed in the late 1970s for military use. Its utilitarian roots aren’t the questionable part, …

Rating 65/100 Background Don’t try to justify the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Just like designer handbags or wristwatches that cost tens of thousands of dollars, the G-wagen exists almost solely as an object of desire, an extravagant item that simply says: “Because I can.” The contradictions start with the G-Class’s mechanical underpinnings. With its solid-axle suspension …

Rating 65/100 Background Suppose you’re the motor pool manager for a military junta, or the owner of a majestic ski chalet high atop an alp. Maybe you’re just a catty star on The Housewives of Beverly Hills. Whatever the circumstance, the odds are good that you’ll want an unapologetically brash, monumentally powerful, endlessly capable and …

Rating 60/100 Background Suppose you’re the generalissimo of a military junta, or a prominent rap mogul. Maybe you own a remote cabin tucked away in the Rocky Mountains. Under any of these circumstances, you’ll likely want an unapologetically brash, monumentally powerful, impenetrably built, endlessly capable and opulently luxurious car that is like nothing else on …

Rating 70/100 Background Suppose you’re the leader of a military junta, or the wife of a prominent rap mogul. Maybe you own a majestic ski chalet atop an alp. Under any of these circumstances, you’ll want an unapologetically brash, monumentally powerful, impenetrably built, endlessly capable and opulently luxurious car that is like nothing else on …

Rating 43/100 Background “Refinement” is hardly the first word that springs to mind when staring down the flat, rectangular grille of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class. With its tall proportions and a silhouette that looks as if it were designed by FedEx, the G-Class cuts an imposing figure on the road as well as at the …

Rating 63/100 Background For whatever reason, a certain segment of the population is attracted to vehicles that defy logic, practicality and/or modern aesthetics. Shaped like a 5,500-pound Mosler bank vault and originally designed during the waning hours of disco, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is one of those vehicles. Like its Hummer H2 classmate, the G-Class …

Rating 82/100 Background For whatever reason, a certain sector of the population is attracted to vehicles that defy logic, practicality and/or modern aesthetics. Shaped like a 5,500-pound Mosler bank vault and designed during the waning hours of the disco era, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is one of those vehicles. Like its classmate the Hummer, the G-Class …

Unfortunately it won’t be available in the United States but this sports utility vehicle is simply so extravagant that we can’t not write about it. The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet has been called the ultimate safari machine and it follows two other spectacular vehicles, the AMG G 63 6×6 and G500 4×4. It offers even more …

He’s one of those larger than life public figures. At the age of 20, Arnold Schwarzenegger won the Mr. Universe title. He then went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. But he’s not only seen as one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. He’s also viewed as an excellent actor. He …

A new vehicle can lose nearly 30 percent of its value in just the first year of ownership and over five years a vehicle can lose up to 65 percent per a Consumer Reports study. Doing your homework before you purchase any vehicle, including SUVs, can help you find one that not only fits your …