2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 Test Drive & Luxury SUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/mercedes-benz/gl-class/2013/?id=32972 The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL represents the second generation complete with a redesign that features tons of updates. The 2013 GL450 is larger, pack with tons of technology, and more refined. On the outside the Mercedes GL is very elegant and refined. This large SUV abounds in chrome and stainless steel parts. On the inside the GL is chalked full of luxurious materials with the ability to seat up to 7 passengers. Although the GL is larger, it weighs less and gets much better fuel economy than the previous generation. There are 3 different trims including the GL350 BlueTEC, GL4450, and GL550. Prices range from $62,400 up to $86,900 but you can top out at over $100k by adding on various packages and options.
There are 3 different engines that power the GL Class. One engine is a BlueTEC diesel found on the GL350 while the other 2 engine choices are V-8 motors. The 2013 Mercedes GL450 is powered by a 4.6 liter V-8 that makes 362 horsepower and 406 lb-ft. of torque. This engine, paired with a 7-speed automatic, averages 14 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway. Keep in mind the GL is a full size 7 passenger luxury SUV weighing over 5400 lbs.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class looks like a strong muscular SUV thanks to the large dimensions, stainless steel skid plates, and distinctive design. The Xenon headlights match perfectly to the LED daytime running lights which are a must for any luxury vehicle. The drive system features Mercedes 4MATIC all-wheel drive to help keep the GL on the road.
On the inside the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 can seat up to 7 adults while bathing them in high end luxury and comfort. Cargo room is plentiful at 83 cubic feet of space. The materials are top of the line. The front seats are power operated with the capability to heat. There are 2 sunroofs to keep both the second row and third row passengers happy. There are a few optional packages and many different options that can be added. Mercedes is on the forefront of technology and many innovations can be found on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450.
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10 of the Best Seven Seater SUVs - Autobytel's 7 Passenger SUV List
though more and more Americans are downsizing to save money, there is still
a need for 7 passenger SUVs and Crossovers. Let's take a look at 10 of the
best seven seater SUVs in the U.S.A.
10) Lincoln MKT - The Lincoln MKT is a luxury version of the Ford Flex with
a total cargo area of over 70 cubic feet. The engine that powers the MKT is
3.7 liter V-6 but there is also a 3.5 liter ecoBoost V-6 engine option. The Lincoln MKT can
be had with AWD too. But what really makes the MKT stand out from the crown
of seven seater SUVs is its unique styling featuring a massive front
9) Buick Enclave -- The Buick Enclave is a worth advisory for some of the 7
Passenger Luxury SUVs like the Acura MDX. The 3.6 liter direct injection
V-6 is a proven commodity having over 280 horsepower plus the ability
to tow 4500 lbs. Where this seven passenger SUV really shines is the
interior. The Enclave is comprised of high quality materials and top notch
technology which help the Enclave make it to the list of 10 best seven
8) Subaru Tribeca -- The Tribeca is Subaru's largest vehicle offering
boasting AWD and room for 7 passengers. With tons of interior room the
Tribeca is not only an effective hauler but it also a capable off-road SUV.
The 3.6 liter V-6 makes over 250 horsepower which is enough
to get the job done.
7) Acura MDX -- The Acura MDX is one of those vehicles that absolutely
nailed its mission statement by being a reliable premium SUV that is built
to last. Standard Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive makes this a sure footed
seven seater SUV. The 3.7 liter V-6 engine provides plenty of power. The
Acura MDX is one of those rare vehicles that owners want to keep forever.
6) Ford Expedition -- The Ford Expedition is a true body-on-frame SUV that
can handle 7 or 8 passengers and their gear thanks to 108 cubic feet or
storage. This large SUV can also tow over 9000 lbs. The 301 horsepower 5.4 liter V-8
might not be the most cutting edge but its works well when mated to the
6-speed automatic transmission. The Expedition is an old school SUV and you
can negotiate deep discounts on this seven seater vehicle.
5) Honda Pilot -- Honda was a little bit late to the SUV game with the
Pilot but they have quickly emerged as a measuring stick for other brands.
The 250 horsepower
3.5 liter V-6 engine is the smallest in the group but it does feature
cylinder deactivation to help save fuel. Perhaps the greatest attribute of
this 7 passenger SUV is that it's very easy to drive for its size. Honda
understands how these SUVs are being used so they made this one of the best
on the market for families.
4) Infiniti JX -- When Infiniti launched the 7 passenger JX crossover,
their #1 objective was to give shoppers a viable alternative to the Acura
MDX. Early sales success indicates they have a winner on their hands. The
aggressive styling, cutting edge entertainment, and trick motorized second
row make the JX one great choice as the best seven seater SUVs. The
Infiniti JX is built for comfort and the CVT trans eliminates shifting so
that the 3.5 liter V-6 engine keeps all 265 horses running smoothly.
3) Mazda CX-9 -- The Mazda CX-9 has remained relatively unchanged since its
debut back in 2007. Although this seven seater SUV is one of the oldest, it
still represents a great value. The 3.7 liter V-6 makes 273 horsepower and is mated to a
6-speed automatic. What the CX-9 may lack in flash more than makes up in
the areas of reliability and overall value. Mazda may be known more for
their Zoom Zoom cars but they can also make some great family automobiles
that can transport up to 7 people.
2) Nissan Armada -- When Nissan launched the Armada, the intention was to
put a dent in Suburban and Expedition sales by providing a full-sized truck
based vehicle with Japanese engineering. The Armada's 5.7 liter V-8 engine
is more than capable of carrying 7 passengers, their luggage, and a towing
a larger object weighing over 9000 lbs. While there are many 7 seater SUVs
and crossovers out there, few can transport them as comfortably as the
1) Chevrolet Suburban -- At the top of the Autobytel best seven passenger
car list is the Chevy Suburban. This is one of the longest running
nameplates in the automotive world spanning many decades. There is a reason
for this; the Suburban can carry 7 or 8 passengers, all their gear, and
more with a very comfortable ride.
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2012 Cadillac Escalade Test Drive & Luxury SUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/cadillac/escalade/2012/?id=32972 The 2012
Cadillac Escalade might be on the higher end of the price scale for an SUV.
However the Escalade wasn't made for ordinary soccer moms and trips to the
grocery store, Cadillac's premium SUV was built for those looking for
luxurious comfort. It's not uncommon to see rap stars, movie stars,
diplomats, and other famous high profile people stepping out of an
Escalade. The 2012 Cadillac Escalade exudes style and sophistication, and
is also packed full of the latest and greatest technology as well as a very
powerful engine. The base price for this SUV is $63,170 with the top of the
line Platinum Edition AWD moving off dealer lots starting at $82,495.
The 2012 Cadillac Escalade is powered by a powerful 6.2 liter V-8 engine
that produces 403 horsepower and 417 lb-ft. of
torque. The Escalade's transmission is a 6-speed automatic that is very
responsive and great for towing. The Escalade also comes with either a RWD
or AWD drivetrain. Fuel economy for the 4x2 model is 14 MPG in the city and
18 MPG on the highway thanks to Active Fuel Management which essentially
turns the Escalade V-8 into a 4-cylinder engine at low operating loads. The
suspension features Magnetic Ride Control Shocks that sense changes in the
road and make adjustments every few milliseconds. This technology allows
the shocks to dampen almost instantaneously providing a comfortable ride.
The Escalade has always been known to have the latest and greatest
technology available from Cadillac. Some great features found on the 2012
model include: Blind Zone Alert, Touch-Screen Navigation, Bose surround
sound, and more. There is DVD entertainment for the rear passengers.
Leather seating and surfaces along with high end wood trim pieces are
prevalent in the 2012 Cadillac Escalade. And now the Escalade also features
cool LED headlights and taillights.
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2012 Chevrolet Suburban Test Drive & SUV Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/suburban-1500/2012/?id=32972 Want to
know the oldest nameplate in Automotive History? The Suburban has been
around since 1935 and over the years it has been billed as a carryall
vehicle. The 2012 Chevrolet Suburban is a full sized SUV that provides
seating for 7, a big V-8 engine, and a high tow payload capacity. This
full-size SUV is easy to drive with good acceleration, braking, and
handling abilities. The base price for a 2012 Chevrolet Suburban is $42,220
with the top of the line LTZ 4x4 costing $58,115.
On the outside the Suburban is known for its rugged good looks. Chevy added
some nice lines to break up the big boxy look. Up front the chrome grille
and big headlights look good. The 18-inch aluminum wheels look nice but you
can upgrade to 20-inch or 22-inch wheels. The interior of the Suburban is
very functional and you can upgrade to a higher trim level or add
additional packages to meet your level of luxury. The 2012 Chevrolet
Suburban can seat up to 8 or 9 passengers. There are modern conveniences
like a driver information center complete with large screen and navigation.
The seats are heated and cooled. There is also an nice DVD entertainment
system for both the 2nd and 3rd row of passengers.
The 2012 Chevy Suburban is motivated by a Vortec 5.3 liter V-8 engine that
makes 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft. of
torque. The maximum towing capacity is 8100 lbs. There is a heavy duty
trailering package available for only $230 that adds an oil cooler for the
engine and an oil cooler for the transmission oil. The package also adds a
3.42 rear axle ratio. The Suburban has a couple of fuel saving techniques
that include an Active Fuel Management system which turns-off 4 cylinders
under light use. Fuel economy ratings check in at 15 MPG in the city and 22
MPG on the highway.
If you need a full-size SUV that can fit all your family and friends along
with your necessary luggage and can also tow your toys out back, the 2012
Chevrolet Suburban is for you.
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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Test Drive & Crossover SUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/hyundai/santa-fe/?id=32972 The 2013
Hyundai Santa Fe is a brand new redesign that makes this the 3rd generation
automobile. It's hard to believe that the Santa Fe came out back in 1998.
Back then there were not many crossovers on the market yet. Now that
practically every automobile manufacturer has a crossover, Hyundai is
playing it smart. They have gotten rid of the Veracruz model and then
Hyundai has created a long wheel base and a short wheel base Santa Fe.
Prices start at $24,450.
There are 2 different engine options available on the 2013 Santa Fe Sport.
The first is a direct injected 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 190
horsepower and 181
lb-ft. of torque. The second engine is a 2.0 liter turbocharged and gasoline direct injected motor
that makes 264 horsepower and 269 lb-ft. of
torque. The standard transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Fuel economy is
31 MPG combined for the turbo and 33 MPG
combined for the naturally aspirated engine.
On the inside the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has a great 8-inch Navigation
as an option. The panoramic sunroof is ultra cool and lets rear passengers
enjoy the fresh air and sunlight. The Santa Fe Sport comes standard with
many great features like cruise control, power windows and locks,
Bluetooth, and steering wheel mounted audio controls to name a few. Safety
wise the Santa Fe comes with 7 airbags, stability control, traction
control, and anti-lock brakes. These items are all standard on the 2013
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.
Many improvements have been made and maybe the most important is the
reduction in weight. The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe weighs 266 lbs. less than
the previous model. That weight reduction has a positive effect on fuel
economy. The Santa Fe Sport can carry up to 5 people. The rear seat is a
40/20/40 split bench making for a versatile crossover SUV. You can order
the Santa Fe in either FWD or AWD configurations.
The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is priced right alongside its competition.
But with the Santa Fe you get more standard features for your money along
with a great 10 year 100k mile warranty.
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BASE ENGINE SIZE 3.0 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
TORQUE 455 ft-lbs. @ 1600 rpm
horsepower 240 hp
@ 3600 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 40.7 ft.
Weights and Capacities
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY** 7500 lbs.
MAXIMUM PAYLOAD** 1698 lbs.
EPA INTERIOR VOLUME 143.6 cu.ft.
DRAG COEFFICIENT 0.37 Cd
CURB WEIGHT 5467 lbs.
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 16.0 cu.ft.
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 93.8 cu.ft.
FUEL TYPE Diesel
FUEL TYPE Diesel fuel
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 26.4 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 501.6/686.4 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 19/26 mpg
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MVS - 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4Matic (w/Full Test Drive)
Today's Vehicle Spotlight shines on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4Matic. We
will take a look at everything from the exterior features to the interior
features and everything else in between.
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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL First Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new second generation of the 2013
Mercedes-Benz GL will be at your local dealership in the fall of this year.
For 2013 Mercedes-Benz has completely revamped the model line including the
V8 Mercedes-Benz GL 450, 550 and the diesel BlueTec 350. We recently had a
chance to drive all three version of the GL in New Mexico both on and
off-road and came away impressed by the list of luxury and safety items
that are now both standard and available on the biggest 7 passenger luxury
SUV in the Mercedes Benz lineup of new cars. Check out this first drive
reviews we pul all three to the test.
2014 Lexus LX570 takes on the extreme Loveland Gauntlet Blizzard Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) What would you call a test of a car's
all-wheel-drive system that combines extreme winter conditions with hairpin
mountain turns and sheer cliffs and 12,000 feet of elevation gain in the
Rocky Mountains in a blinding blizzard? At TFLcar we'd call this the brand
new Loveland Gauntlet. Coming soon we take the brand new 2014 Lexus LX570
up the Loveland Gauntlet. Check out this extreme test of the new 2014 Lexus
LX570's ability to tame the winter mountains in an all out blizzard.
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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 vs Lexus GX460 Off-Road Mountain Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec and the 2013
Lexus GX460 are both luxurious 7 seater family haulers that can certainly
go off-road. However that where the similarities end. Under the hood of the
Mercedes is a V-6 turbocharged diesel
engine while under the hood of the Lexus is a more traditional gasoline
powered V-8. Of course we wanted to know not just how well the brand new
2013 Mercedes GL compares to the Lexus when it comes to ride and handling
but perhaps more importantly how the Mercedes compares of-road when the
going very muddy. You see the Lexus is based on one of Toyota's most off
road worthy vehicles...the Land Cruiser. So how did the big Merc do? Check
out this off-road Mountain Mash-up Review to find out.
Comparison: Land Rover LR4 vs Lexus GX 460 vs Mercedes GL450
We head to Death Valley to find out which of these seven-passenger luxury
SUVs is king.
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