GL350 BlueTEC SUV
Originally Posted by srh
The best diesel SUV, in my opinion, is Mercedes GL 320 CDI. They came out in 2007 - perhaps may be out of your price range ~ $25K. The latter models are 350 BlueTEC.
Starting at $62,400*
Towing Capacity (max) 7,500 lbs‡
Engine 3.0L turbodiesel V-6
Transmission 7-speed automatic
That 7,500 tow rating is a real world tow rating of about 6,000 pounds with not much weight in the SUV, or about 5,000 pounds tow rating with a small family. It's a wonderful luxury SUV if you can afford it and you don't tow much of a trailer.
But why stop at $62,000. The G550 is $113.000, and it also has an overstated tow rating of 7,500 pounds.