10 Biggest Gas Guzzlers on the Road

If you're looking to keep costs down at the pump, these are the worst cars to own

      View All  

mercedes benz g550 10 Biggest Gas Guzzlers on the Road

#5: 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-550

  • MPG: 13
  • Engine type: gasoline
  • Car type: all-wheel drive, SUV
  • Fuel cost per year: $4,600
  • Sticker price/base model: $113,000

The Mercedes-Benz G-550 was first conceived in 1979, and originally designed for military use. Today, it represents Mercedes’ fusing of off-road versatility with the luxury style that the company is known for. According to an Edmunds Review, the G-class is attractive for its massive power, luxurious interior and tank-like presence. On the other hand, its unwieldy handling, limited front leg room, very tall roofline and abysmal fuel economy limit this vehicle to a relatively small group of consumers. The fact that Mercedes offers heavy-duty armor plating as a special option confirms our suspicion that the G-550 SUV does not really make sense for the average consumer. Rather, this vehicle probably will attract consumers with disposable incomes and preferences for relatively safe, high-end luxury SUVs. The cost, however, is fuel economy that does not get much worse.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2012/09/least-fuel-efficient-cars-to-own/.

©2014 InvestorPlace Media, LLC

Comments are currently unavailable. Please check back soon.