When it comes to luxury off-road vehicles, few can match the Mercedes-Benz G Class for capabilities, swagger or price tag. Said to be developed for the Shah of Iran’s military in the 1970s, the G Class is equally at home dune-bashing outside of Riyadh or dicing for a parking space on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
Its retro-funky, box-on-box styling is absolutely ageless (which is one reason why Mercedes-Benz hasn’t done much of a restyle on the latest version), and the G Class will get you noticed, whether you're a pro baller or a well-heeled soccer mom. Despite its “hey, look at me” appearance, the G Class will absolutely deliver you from point A to point B in (relative) comfort, regardless of roads (or the lack thereof) and weather conditions.
That kind of comfort and capability comes at a price, and the least expensive G Class model, the G550, starts at over $107,000. That buys you the expected interior amenities, like butter-soft leather, genuine wood...