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Rating 75/100 Background It’s the little things that make top-tier luxury vehicles special. It’s the solid click as the door closes, or the subtle heft to a button or a knob that lets you know corners weren’t cut. Mercedes has been getting the little things right for a long time, and this holds true for …

Rating 57/100 Background If you’re looking for a car that can comfortably transport seven co-workers to happy hour on Friday, haul an antique dresser home from a Saturday estate sale and haul a ski boat to the lake Sunday morning, you have a number of appealing SUVs from which to choose. If you want a …

Rating 57/100 Background Automotive critics tend to champion traditional wagons over crossover SUVs, but the three-row 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has us playing devil’s advocate. Sure, Mercedes continues to offer the E-Class wagon with a rear-facing third-row seat, but only kids can fit back there — and their feet will be pointing the wrong way. As …

Rating 65/100 Background If you need to transport more than four people and their stuff, it’s hard to think of a more desirable car than the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. Its high price may give you pause, but if you can afford this versatile heavy hitter, you’ll find it to be an all-season all-star. In the …

Rating 65/100 Background The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class means to provide family transportation for up to seven people and do so while showcasing the engineering and craftsmanship one expects from a car wearing the three-pointed star. While there are plenty of family-friendly SUVs and plenty more luxury SUVs, the Mercedes GL is one of the few …

Rating 68/100 Background As prevalent as it might be in these days of downsizing and budget cuts to dismiss full-size SUVs as relics of the past, they exist for very good reasons, most of which are clearly demonstrated by the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. Despite the considerable price of ownership, the GL presents a perfectly logical …

Rating 72/100 Background Not everyone wants their drive pimped. Full-size luxury SUVs might be the official car of 24-inch wheels and subwoofers the size of garbage cans, but plenty of folks are simply looking for a plush interior with room for seven, a powerful engine and a prestigious brand image. For them, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz …

Rating 65/100 Background In the full-size luxury SUV segment, many automakers consider “the more ostentatious, the better” to be a design goal. That’s why it’s nice to see that the 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is all about understated class. The GL boasts mechanical sophistication and superior craftsmanship that set it apart from other blinged-out, seven-passenger SUVs. …

Rating 75/100 Background Not all full-size luxury SUV shoppers are looking to show off their drive to the envious masses on some trendy, club-ridden strip of road. Many are, but plenty are just searching for a car with a plush interior, room for seven, a powerful engine and prestigious image that doesn’t require 22-inch rims …

Rating 75/100 Background Since its inception about a decade ago, the large luxury SUV segment has been dominated by vehicles from American and Japanese automakers. This year, however, Mercedes-Benz is joining the world of the big and the bold with its all-new GL-Class, whose arrival ushers in a new level of luxury and performance.Mercedes once …

While Maybach may be an unfamiliar name to many people, to the elite, it equates with some of the most luxurious and expensive vehicles ever hand-built. That was until 2013, when after more than 100 years, Maybach’s last vehicle was finished on December 17, 2012. While Maybach has been owned by Daimler-Benz since the 1960s, …

Rating 68/100 Background The 2016 Volvo XC90 marks the SUV’s first comprehensive redesign since its debut in 2003. That made the outgoing version ancient by today’s standards — models typically visit the surgeon about every five years. Advanced safety and understated style have long been Volvo strengths, but the quick evolution and expansion of the …