2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Review

This vehicle looks like a truck, but it still offers the performance of a luxury SUV.

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Overview

Certainly the first most notable thing about the 2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the body shape; the boxy shape reeks of military and last-century designs. However, it offers a good performance despite its three-ton weight, 8.3 inches of ground clearance, and the excellent suspension and handling expected of a Benz.

The Range

Body Styles: luxury SUV
Engines: 5.0-liter V-8, 5.4-liter V-8
Transmissions: seven-speed automatic, five-speed automatic
Models: Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500, Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 AMG

What's New

Not to be outdone in power where it gets outdone in, the 2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class comes fitted with a powerful five-liter, V-8 engine, emitting 292 hp with the unparalleled stability and performance fittings of the Benz line. The revamped interior shows improvement, making it less military and more civilian with enhanced seat cushioning. The seven-speed automatic transmission provides an option for 2007, and the exterior improves with better-looking and performing fog lamps.

Exterior

The exterior of the 2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class measures 73.4 inches in width, 77.8 inches tall, and 185.6 inches long, providing 45.2 cubic feet of cargo space with all of the seats in place. This grows to a reasonable 79.5 cubic feet with the rear seats collapsed. It rides on a 112.2-inch wheelbase, stands 8.3 inches above the ground, and tows a maximum of 7000 pounds with the right equipment in place.

Exterior features include power doors and mirrors.

Interior

The interior looks sufficiently spacious thanks to its box-like shape, with 42.2 inches of headroom, 51.5 inches of hip room, 52.5 inches of legroom, and 53.7 inches of shoulder room in the front. Passengers in the rear enjoy 53.9 inches of hip room, 40 inches of headroom, 41.9 inches of legroom, and 56.3 inches of shoulder room. The front offers 10-way heated power bucket seats for the driver and the passenger with height adjustment, while the rear uses a split-folding bench seat. All seats sport a high-quality leather finish.

The 2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class comes with several features including a tilt and telescopic power steering wheel with cruise control and an audio panel mounted on it. The vehicle includes storage spots such as the front console, cup holders in the front and the rear, and front seat-back storage pockets.

As in all Benz vehicles, the 2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class includes standard air-conditioning with independent passenger and driver climate control settings, and the interior provides a leather and wood finish on the doors, dashboard, front console, heated steering wheel, and gear shift. It has an electro-chromatic interior rear-view mirror and dual illuminated vanity mirrors. Models offer memorized seat settings for the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and mirrors for three drivers.

Performance & Handling

The 2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class uses a seven-speed shiftable automatic transmission with full-time all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. It comes optimized for off-road performance with a mechanical front, center, and rear locking differential, with high and low gear selection capability.

The five-liter, V-8 base engine on the G-Class G500 pairs with a seven-speed automatic transmission, spewing 292 hp, while the G-Class G55 AMG employs a 5.4-liter V-8, emitting 493 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. This vehicle boasts of an impressive 43.5-foot turning circle.

As expected, the G-Class uses a high-quality suspension which includes a solid front and rear live axle, front and rear stabilizer bars, and a four-wheel anti-lock braking system. It also comes with stopping safety assist systems including the emergency braking assist that works with the front and rear ventilated disc brakes, a stability and traction control system, and electronic brake force distribution.

Safety

For post-collision safety, the 2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class offers head airbags in the front and in the rear with an occupant-sensing deactivation system to protect small people and children from launching-airbag injuries. Adjustable headrests on all seats protect occupants from whiplash in a collision.

Regular safety fittings include child seat anchors, and the rear doors come fitted with child safety locks. Features include a remote anti-theft alarm system and s remote-controlled transmitter to open the garage door and trigger the security system, engine immobilizer, fog lights, and xenon dusk-sensing headlamps. The driver of the 2007 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has several signals for a safer and more efficient drive including a low-battery signal, low engine oil, high engine temperature, low fuel level, low tire pressure, and bulb failure warning among several others.

EPA Fuel Economy

Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500: 13/14 mpg city/highway
Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 AMG: 12/14 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Unique look
  • Off-road performance
  • Ground clearance

You Won't Like

  • Fuel consumption
  • Clumsy handling in city traffic

Sum Up

This vehicle looks like a truck, but it still offers the performance of a luxury SUV.

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