Typically when we think of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class lineup the first attributes that come to mind are beastly power and lavish comfort, but definitely not affordability. A new G-Wagen retails for well over $100K but getting a used model can be more affordable than you think. If you’re interested in getting this luxurious off-roader at a discounted price, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G-Class might be for you.
What there is to like about the 2014 G-Class
Performance capability is a huge selling point of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G-Class. There are two engine options for this model year. No matter which G-Class model you choose, you are bound for an incredibly enjoyable and dynamic driving experience.
The standard G 550 model features a satisfying V8 engine that produces 382-horsepower. The upper-level AMG G 63 model has a powerful twin-turbocharged V8 that generates 536-hp. Both of these models are mated with a smooth seven-speed automatic transmission. The G-Wagen’s sports agility and available performance equipment make it perfect for living your off-roading dreams.
The G-Wagen’s extremely rugged exterior is balanced with a posh car cabin. Its wooden trimmings give it a retro vibe but the premium leather upholstery makes it feel more modern. The G-Wagen’s car cabin is very spacious but only seats up to five. This large SUV also offers a nice infotainment system that comes with a few desirable features including a 7-inch display screen, Bluetooth connection, satellite radio, and navigation.
Potential drawbacks to consider
The 2014 G-Wagen is an exceptional off-roader but it’s not as smooth on-road so that is something to keep in mind. Another thing to note is that high-performing models like the G-Wagen aren’t great when it comes to fuel efficiency. That being said, the 2014 G-Class models only get a combined 13 mpg. These cons are also highlighted in Kelley Blue Book’s review on the 2014 G-Class lineup. However, KBB consumer reviews for the G-Wagen are overall very positive. G-Wagen owners are happy with their vehicle’s performance, style, and interior comfort.
You should also know that U.S. News gave the 2014 G-Class an above-average predicted reliability rating which is great. But it’s also important to note that there have been two recalls on 2014 G-Wagen. The first recall was related to a potential issue with the G-Wagen’s steering and the second recall was due to a potential problem with the vehicle’s software. These recalls don’t have to be deal-breakers though. Just make sure that routine maintenance has been performed on the model you are interested in getting before officially making your purchase.
To sum it all up
The 2014-G-Wagen doesn’t have the same tech features that you can find on the newer models. However, with this model, you do get to experience the signature performance the G-Wagen is known for. The classy cabin is a notable highlight too. Depending on the mileage, you can get a 2014 G-Wagen for around $60K.