Mercedes G-Class W436 Review Rundown
Mercedes-Benz | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 13 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer
The 2nd-gen Mercedes G-Class (W436) is the first redesign of the flagship legendary SUV in three decades. It retains the body-on-frame chassis of the original G-Class but switches the front solid axle for independent suspensions: together with further chassis refinements, the 2nd-gen W436 G-Class offers significant improvement in ride quality.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
The Mercedes-Benz G400d is a new addition to the G-Class line-up. slotting in above the existing G350d as a second diesel model. Not yet confirmed for the UK, officials from the car maker say the luxuriously equipped off-roader has been approved for right-hand drive production. Sales are likely to get underway here by early 2020.
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Mercedes G-Class is a world-class off-roader, capable of taking you from Kensington High Street in London to the middle of the Sahara Desert. Despite its traditional, almost agricultural looks, it's a very upmarket, expensive car, especially in top-spec AMG G63 form. For that money you're looking at the excellent diesel version but many will be more interested in the incredibly fast V8 G63 AMG version. There are two choices and which one to go for depends both on your budget and what you want from your G- class.
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Mercedes G-Class is wonderfully unique and dripping with charm. It retains its legendary off-road capabilities, but is now far better to drive on the road. There are just two models available in the UK: the G 350 d AMG Line and Mercedes-AMG G 63. Prices start from around £94,000 for the diesel, with the G 63 weighing in at £145,000.
Reviewers from Carmagazine have found the following[***]:
The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class range comes as standard with three fully locking differentials (one at each axle and a central clutch, to maintain traction in all conditions) Daimler claims this provision is unique among off-roading brethren. The new car is bigger, for starters: 53mm longer and 64mm wider, for superior packaging. Even full-sized adults will be comfy in either row, and the rear bench can accommodate two, or even three, grown-ups thanks to thinner front seats.
The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 is a nearly 6,000-pound SUV. It's powered by an AMG-built, 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V7. The G-Class is all-new for 2019, save for a couple of iconic, carryover bits.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is fully updated and packed with modern luxury and tech. A pair of 12.3-inch screens, quilted leather seats and high-quality trim bring proper Mercedes-spec luxury. The biggest improvement to the G's behind-the-wheel demeanor is its more modern steering system and suspension geometry.
The 2020 AMG G63 has a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 that produces 577 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. The ride on the G63 ranges from bouncy and wallowy in comfort to stiff in Sport Plus. The interior borders on cramped at times, despite offering more cabin space than its predecessor.
In the G550, there's a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 providing 416 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. The 9-speed automatic transmission can be a little janky at low speeds, but when moving around town it's mighty smooth. The EPA rates this thirsty boy at 13 miles per gallon city, 17 mpg highway and 14 combined.
For $3,050, you can spec your 2021 Mercedes-AMG G63 with the AMG Trail Package. This adds a recalibrated off-road setting to the G63's driving modes. It also adds a black underbody brush guard, all-season floor mats, rear mud flaps and matte black 20-inch wheels.
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The G550's squared-off look is undoubtedly a major selling point for the truck. It feels better built inside than Land Rover's Range Rover, one of its main competitors. A 12.3-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provides the center stack with a much-need dose of modernity.
- 1. ^ Mercedes-Benz G-Class G400d 4Matic 2019 review. Autocar. 2019-06-18. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 2. ^ Used Mercedes G-Class review. Autoexpress. 2020-12-19. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 3. ^ Mercedes G-Class review. Autoexpress. 2019-03-08. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 4. ^ Mercedes-AMG G63 (2021) review: excess all areas. Carmagazine. 2021-01-27. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 5. ^ 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 review: Loud and proud, and absolutely divine. Cnet. 2019-06-03. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 6. ^ 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 review: An anachronistic SUV with modern luxury and tech. Cnet. 2019-06-21. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 7. ^ 2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 review: Power and style above all. Cnet. 2020-10-14. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 8. ^ 2020 Mercedes-Benz G550 review: Eminently more livable. Cnet. 2020-09-02. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 9. ^ 2021 Mercedes-AMG G63 review: Even more capable. Cnet. 2021-04-12. Retrieved 2021-04-13.
- 10. ^ 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 review. Digitaltrends. 2019-02-18. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
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