Mercedes-Benz Renames Much of its Lineup

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It seems to be happening all the time in the auto industry. A manufacturer just isn't happy with its vehicles' names, especially when it wants to add new, additional models to the lineup.

Related: Cadillac Changes All Model Names To Alphanumeric, Starts With CT6, etc.

Mercedes-Benz is the latest to do the ole name switcheroo in advance of this year's auto show season. While the company's sedans will continue as-is, that can't be said of its SUV and sports car lineup.

By David Thomas | November 11, 2014 | Comments (5)

Recall Alert: 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 69 model-year 2014 versions of the GL350 Bluetec 4Matic, GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic and GL63 AMG SUVs; only vehicles manufactured Nov. 4 through Nov. 15, 2013, are affected.

The Problem: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that the second-row seat bottom may not fold down low enough to allow access to the child safety seat anchors. Improper child safety seat anchorage increases the risk of injury in a crash. According to Mercedes-Benz, there have been no customer complaints or injuries regarding this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the affected second-row seat components for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz will start notifying owners in May. Owners can call Mercedes at 800-367-6372 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information. 

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By Jennifer Geiger | April 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman got behind the wheel of the track-ready 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport and burned rubber straight to the No. 1 spot on this week's list of most-watched videos. Get Bragman's impressions as he takes a few turns in a Caddy that hauls more than grandpa's golf clubs. Also debuting this week is Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder's lukewarm assessment of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, clattering into the No. 3 spot. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport
2. $38,000 Full-Size Sedan Challenge Features
3. 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel
4. 2014 Nissan Versa Note

5. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG

By Matt Schmitz | September 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

Our latest challenge pitted seven full-size sedans against each other to determine which one was the best for your $38,000. The full-size segment might be declining in popularity, but that didn't prevent one of our videos from the $38,000 Full-Size Sedan Challenge from being the most popular this week. Likewise, the 2014 Nissan Versa Note generated interest among video viewers, landing at No. 2 in its first week. Check out what else was popular:

1. $38,000 Full-Size Sedan Challenge Features
2. 2014 Nissan Versa Note

3. 2014 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
4. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG

5. 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

By Matt Schmitz | September 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

An old stalwart was the lone newcomer this week to our list of most-watched videos. Cars.com reviewer David Thomas' critique of the 2014 Ford Mustang GT convertible tore straight to the top with the top down, braking only for the No. 1 spot. Although the Mustang GT hasn't changed much for several years, Thomas says that stripped-down, muscled-up, gas-guzzling bravado is only a bad thing if you didn't care for the "retro ride" in the first place. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2. 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

3. Brad Keselowski — 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

4. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG
5. 2014 Toyota Tundra

By Matt Schmitz | September 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG Video

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG earns its performance badge with its twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 boasting 550 horsepower and a 4.8-second zero-to-60 time. Beyond that, Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays describes the luxury SUV as something of a mixed bag. Whether in Comfort or Sport modes, the car-based SUV feels decidedly trucklike, while the second row doesn't offer the comfort or convenience features of competing SUVs. Watch the video above and decide if it's worth the nearly $120,000 starting price — and if you'd be willing to part with several thousand more for the premium stereo system.

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By Matt Schmitz | August 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Car Seat Check

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For 2013, Mercedes-Benz's large SUV gets redesigned with all-new styling outside and a roomier cabin inside. The GL-Class has plenty of space for seven passengers, and an extra set of exposed Latch anchors in the third row made for easy installation of our child-safety seats. For the Car Seat Check, we tested the 550-horsepower GL63 AMG.

By Jennifer Geiger | August 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

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Once again there are scant changes to our list of most-read reviews: The 2013 Toyota RAV4 is still at No. 1, followed by the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, respectively. The lone newcomer to the roster this week was the 2014 Acura RLX. The luxury midsize/full-size sedan that so confounded Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder makes its list debut at No. 4. Here's what else was popular:

1. 2013 Toyota RAV4
2. 2013 Chrysler Town & Country
3. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

4. 2014 Acura RLX
5. 2014 Subaru Forester
6. 2013 BMW 3 Series

7. 2014 Acura MDX
8. 2013 Ford Escape
9. 2013 Nissan Altima
10. 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

By Matt Schmitz | July 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

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Not only did the No. 1 placeholder go unchanged on this week's list of most-read reviews — that, of course, belongs to long-term top-spot tenant the 2013 Toyota RAV4 — but the entire top six slots were identical to the previous week. In fact, the only thing substantially different this week was the return of the 2013 Nissan Altima at No. 7 after it dropped out of sight for a week. Here's what else was popular:

1. 2013 Toyota RAV4
2. 2013 Chrysler Town & Country
3. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
4. 2014 Subaru Forester

5. 2014 Acura MDX
6. 2013 Ford Escape
7. 2013 Nissan Altima

8. 2013 BMW 3 Series
9. 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
10. 2013 Honda Accord
By Matt Schmitz | June 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

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The 2013 Toyota RAV4 appears to have settled comfortably back into the No. 1 spot on our list of most-read reviews, where it has spent the majority of the first half of 2013 notwithstanding some brief absences. Further down the line were list debuts from the 2013 Toyota Camry and the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, at Nos. 7 and 9, respectively, and the return of the 2013 BMW 3 Series at No. 10. Here’s what else was popular:

1. 2013 Toyota RAV4
2. 2013 Chrysler Town & Country

3. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
4. 2014 Subaru Forester
5. 2014 Acura MDX
6. 2013 Ford Escape
7. 2013 Toyota Camry

8. 2013 Honda Accord
9. 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
10. 2013 BMW 3 Series
By Matt Schmitz | June 23, 2013 | Comments (0)

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