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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV vs G 550 4x4 Squared

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been in production for 38 very successful years. Throughout this time, it has been refined and rebranded more times than most of the current automotive manufacturers have been in business. With the introduction of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550 4x4 Squared, the G-Class returns to its roots as an off-road monster, not fit for the freeway, or a parking lot, for that matter. Although it has the same engine as the G 550 SUV, there are many key differences that might affect a buying decision.  

As the entry-level G-Class SUV, the G 550 comes with a 4.0-liter Biturbo V8 engine. This same engine is used for the G 550 4x4 Squared, putting out 416 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels via three completely independent, locking differentials! No other car on the road can say this. On the inside, drivers are also treated to many of the same luxuries as in the G 550 such as an 8-inch infotainment screen with COMAND® Navigation. So where is the cream filling? The big differences have to do with the exterior dimensions, which greatly alter the clearance and approach angles of the iconic SUV.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550 SUV VS 2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550 4x4²
88" Height 76.9"
51.6° Max Approach Angle 30°
17.2" Ground Clearance 9.3"
23.6" Fording Depth 15.8"


Mercedes-Benz G 550 4x4² Exterior Dimensions

Whether you want to climb Mount Everest or spend a week lost in the desert, the G 550 4x4 Squared is the G-Class you want. If you are more likely to get lost in traffic, climb into the G 550 SUV instead. With a almost a foot of extra exterior height and an increase in approach angle of more than 20 degrees, the G 550 is constantly ready for any obstacle you can throw at it, including rain or snow. A specially treated interior makes this possible, similar to the original G-Class SUVs that came out of the 1970s and helped the truck rise to fame. We were just kidding about the 4x4² not belonging in a parking lot, but it takes a special kind of driver to know what to do with one. Can you live up to the challenge? Contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today to take the first step!

2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550 4x4 Squared in a parking garage
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class overlooking a sunset
2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550 4x4 Squared off-roading
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class' cabin