What Are The Top 5 Mercedes-Benz Luxury SUVs?
Mercedes is synonymous with luxury. High tech, premium vehicles, featuring top-of-the-line parts and materials. It’s fascinating to see how the company has grown its line of SUVs, continually sporting and leading the way in luxurious designs, even when looking back to the ‘70s when Mercedes introduced its very first SUV. This article is taking a look back at five of the top Mercedes Benz luxury SUVs.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350
A variety of factors led this SUV to receive an amazing consumer rating of 4.8 stars out of 5. The interior design is described by reporters as “characteristically high-end”, with ample seating space for five adults. The 2021 edition, GLE450, is proving to be as popular, with plenty of standard safety features such as the Active Parking Assist Automated Parking Sensor. The GLE450 also includes two LCD monitors in the front, eight speakers around, and streaming audio.
1979 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen
When Mercedes created the Geländewagen (transliterated to “cross-country vehicle”) the vision was to build a rugged, user friendly all-wheel-drive. It was designed to perform well whether it was being used by farmers in the field or shuttling skiers up the slopes.
The first of its kind, the Mercedes-Benz G elevated the cross-country vehicle status when it was introduced in Austria in, 1979. The SUV wasn’t officially exported to North America for another 10 years, but since it became a status symbol, they were still popping up on our streets thanks to urbane celebrities and weekend surfers who used grey-market importers to bring them in.
Finding an original G-Wagen is much harder these days but deserves to be on the list of the top Mercedes Benz SUV’sbecause it set the standard for many luxury models to come.
2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG G65 Final Edition
This vehicle needs to be mentioned, it is the epitome of luxury. Having earned the distinction of being the best all-terrain SUV on the market in 2018, the final edition marked the end of an era. Only 30 models were released in North America and designers did it in grand style.
This SUV was equipped with 6.0L, V12 engine, and a top speed of 230 km. While some considered it to be a little boxy, and tight inside, it featured hard suspension and some of the firmest springing you can find. Of course, a vehicle of this caliber is equipped with luxury including 10-way power-adjustable front seats, which are also heated, ventilated, and covered in designer Nappa leather. Drivers enjoy dual-zone climate control, dystonic distance pilot assist with adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, and parking distance sensors.
It’s a beautiful piece of machinery that oozes luxury; combined with its rare status, it’s understandable the price tag for the final edition averaged $250,000.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 4Matic SUV
This beauty is one of the largest SUVs in the Mercedes lineup. It’s been praised for its extra roomy interior and is fully loaded with the premium features and materials you would expect in a high-end luxury vehicle.
Seven seats spread across three rows; the third row offers power-folding technology to create even more space for cargo when needed. Heated seats upfront, as well as heated mirrors. Front air conditioning with dual-zone automatic and rear air conditioning with separate controls, ensuring each of your passengers are comfortable.
Powered by a turbocharged 2.0 litre, four-cylinder engine, that is available in all-wheel or front drive. Plenty of safety features come standard including emergency braking and a driver attention monitor. Blindspot warning and lane-keeping assist systems are popular options.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4Matic
Ranked number six in the world of the top 10 SUVs on the market. It’s a luxurious subcompact SUV that is known for convenience and safety, especially with the automatic detection of slippery roads and the automatic redirection of power where it will create the most stability. The GLA 250 4Matic even comes with a radar-based hazard detector to stop the car if there’s something in the road. The 2021 edition continues to impress offering an electric driver’s seat with memory seat type, active parking assist and backup cameras available as premium options.