2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550 VS 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550 VS 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Ok, so maybe you weren’t expecting to see these two go head to head. However, we feel it’s necessary to show you just how much you have to gain by going with a luxury off-roading SUV rather than your typical SUV. While Jeep has a great reputation of its own, it’s simply no match for the G-Class. We’ll show you just what we mean in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550 vs 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon comparison.

The standard features that come with the 2018 G 550 are pretty significant in comparison to the Wrangler. Simple standard features such as driver and passenger multi-adjustable power seats, memory seats, cooled front seats, a power sunroof and many others are not available in the Wrangler. If you’re looking for the extreme off-roading adventure, it’s pretty safe to say the G 550 is the way to go.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G 550


2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

$122,400 MSRP $37,445
13 city/14 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 16 city/21 hwy mpg
7-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
416 Horsepower 285
450 lb-ft Torque 260 lb-ft
5.9 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Specified
4WD Drivetrain 4WD
7000 lbs Standard Towing 3500 lbs
10 Number of Airbags 8
Standard (PARKTRONIC) Parking Assist Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Off-Roading Capabilities in the 2017 G 550

When it comes to performance, few vehicles match the rugged nature of the G 550. A standard 4.0L biturbo V8 engine grinds out an impressive 416 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, making efficiency even more advanced due to a compact yet high-output engine. What does this mean? It means you’ll have double the towing capacity of the Wrangler while also having the ability to climb up a 38 degree incline and handle a 28.4 degree sideways slope. Thanks to a suspension system geared toward off-roading performance, you’ll have maneuverability similar to that of a Panzer tank. Trouble navigating the rocky hills? No problem. Choose from three different lockable differentials to maintain the optimal ratio of torque and traction at all levels, no matter what the terrain looks like.

It’s important to note that you get what you pay for with off-roading SUVs. With that being said, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better performance SUV out there than the rugged and undeterred G 550. Stop by World Wide Motors in Indianapolis to see it for yourself!

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