Mercedes-Benz GL-Class BlueTEC

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

85
Priced From $60,950
MPG 19.0
Styles Reviewed
SUV/TruckSUV/Truck
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2013 models 86
2012 models 83
2011 models 85
2010 models 87
2009 models 86
2008 models 81

AutoBlog.com

08/03/10
2010-08-03
87
100

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Michael Harley Michael Harley 6.7 out of 10 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class BlueTEC SUV/Truck

As perhaps the only SUV in the segment capable of balancing luxury appointments, driving dynamics and passenger capacity this well – all while delivering very impressive fuel efficiency – the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec remains unlikely to be ruffled by its challengers.

Car and Driver

11/09/10
2010-11-09
85
100

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Michael Austin Michael Austin 6.3 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class BlueTEC SUV/Truck

The BlueTec is our pick of the GL range. Its base price of $61,825 undercuts the GL450 by $1000 and the GL550 by a whopping $23,500. What’s more, while we wouldn’t call the diesel stingy, it crushes the gas-burners on fuel economy,.

Cars.com

10/15/11
2011-10-15
83
100

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Mike Hanley Mike Hanley 6.7 out of 10 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class BlueTEC SUV/Truck

The GL350 Bluetec rides and handles as well as anything in the full-size luxury SUV segment, and its interior is appropriately luxurious. However, a combination of limited interior space and some irritating qualities weigh on this already-heavy SUV.

Forbes

11/11/11
2011-11-11
84
100

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Jason Fogelson Jason Fogelson 6.5 out of 10 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class BlueTEC SUV/Truck

There’s a lot to like about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL 350 BlueTEC. If you’re intent on diesel power for your luxury SUV, the compromises are few. But the compromises are right in my wheelhouse — performance.

Edmunds.com

07/24/12
2012-07-24
86
100

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Steven Cole Smith Steven Cole Smith Score Pending 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class BlueTEC SUV/Truck

There’s nothing ground-breaking about this new GL-Class. It’s not full of impressive new features, a hybrid drivetrain or even a dramatically new design. Ultimately it’s the broad range of capabilities that will draw buyers. In that regard, it has every base covered.

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