Best 7 Passenger Vehicles: #10 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Our list of the best 7 passenger vehicles with rugged leanings ends with the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class was built to take on domestic luxury brands on their own turf, and this full-size SUV largely succeeds. With a tow rating of 7,500 lbs, a big interior (with 83 cubic feet of cargo space to spare) and a trio of engine choices (335 horsepower, 4.7-liter V-8, 382 horsepower, 5.5-liter V-8, and an unusual 3.0-liter, 210 horsepower turbodiesel V-6 that also generates 400 lb-ft of torque), the GL-Class finds itself right alongside options from Cadillac and Lincoln. The SUV also comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission and offers excellent foul weather performance thanks to standard 4MATIC all-wheel drive.