The Mercedes-Benz GL550 gets you where you want to go, especially if you want to go where hardly anyone else has been.
The GL550 shares the GL450's all-wheel-drive capability, but it's set apart visually by its grille, 21-inch wheels and running boards. The GL's understated, Euro-style elegance helps to disguise its Escalade-size dimensions.
The GL's air-spring suspension with three-position adjustable dampers delivers a poised ride on asphalt.
Luxurious interior trim is distinguished by Harman Kardon surround-sound audio, navigation system and big cupholders.
There's no magic to the 5.5-liter V8, but the combination of 382hp and a seven-speed automatic works wonders.