Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec
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Looks Like Luxury

There’s very little to suggest that this GL350 BlueTec is the budget model in the lineup. It still sports 19-inch wheels with a design reminiscent of the brand’s AMG styling. Chrome trim will catch the eye of onlookers as will that big three-pointed star on the front grille.

Step inside, and the GL350 doesn’t disappoint either. The leather appointments are cushy and luxurious, and the extra thoughtful touches inside are appreciated. Our model features the necessities in a large luxury SUV including a heated steering wheel, keyless start system, a three-zone climate control system, power lift gate and easy access system for the third row passengers. Also, the huge panoramic sunroof means that every passenger gets graced with sunlight. A few of these systems aren’t standard, which leads us to the next point…