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The Mercedes-Benz GLA compact crossover gets a redesign for 2018, making it look more SUV-like. The refresh arrives four years after the GLA was presented for the first time. Since 2013, the company says the vehicle has served as a model of success in a segment it has shaped and redefined. Because the GLA was …

Mercedes-Benz has released more details about its electrification plans. The automaker says an electric SUV based on the Generation EQ concept it recently debuted at the 2016 Paris Motor Show will be produced by the end of this decade. That means we should see it roll off the production line in 2020. Before we refresh …

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 63/100 Background What’s in a name? When it comes to the new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the answer is, "quite a lot." That’s because this replacement for the previous M-Class midsize SUV gets much more than a simple name change. While much is related and indeed identical to the M-Class, the GLE gets a wealth …

Rating 63/100 Background In the premium midsize crossover sport-utility segment there are a couple of athletic entries that feel as if they could give a sport sedan a run for the money on a deserted, curvy road. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is not among them. But for the greater majority of people shopping for a …

Rating 62/100 Background Much as with a cut of filet mignon, the compact size of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class doesn’t necessarily translate into your getting less. Not only does this junior crossover boast impeccable build quality and a cabin trimmed in top-shelf materials, but its demeanor while on the move is also suitably refined. The …

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 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 72/100 Background Is the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class a compact crossover SUV or a high-riding four-door compact hatchback? Although officially known as the former, we won’t correct you if you use the latter description as well, since the GLA certainly looks the part. However, as Americans typically see hatchbacks as down-market vehicles, Mercedes-Benz is …

Rating 72/100 Background Remember a certain defunct American brand that promised "driving excitement"? Well, Pontiac’s old tagline wouldn’t work so well for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Unless you opt for the exclusive ML63 AMG version of this five-passenger midsize crossover SUV, the ML simply doesn’t feel very athletic or graceful when going around turns, and …

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 The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is one of the best examples of a luxury automaker effectively transferring most of its intrinsic quality and high-end features into a smaller package. This small crossover is freight-train stable at high speeds, and it rides and handles as well as most luxury sedans. And like most Mercedes-Benzes, …