Driving Impressions

Although its a lot smaller than the Hummer H1, the G500 delivers a comparably unique driving experience. Its hard to believe that this SUV is only slightly taller than the M-Class because it conveys the impression of looming height, which is emphasized by its relatively short, narrow body.

Everything about the G500 seems bolt-upright, including the seating positions. Even though the SUVs height is largely an illusion, theres a tendency to keep the vehicles speed way down when rolling through curves and corners. Its operation is defiantly trucklike, emitting plenty of sound and acceleration with a degree of sluggishness. Not only does the G500 look ready to tackle the most demanding terrain, but it also feels ready for such action, which detracts from its prowess and pleasure on ordinary paved surfaces.

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    Important safety notes
    WARNING In order to avoid possible loss of vehicle control, all seat, head restraint, steering wheel and rear view mirror adjustments, as well as fastening of seat belts, must be done befor ...

    Important safety notes
    WARNING Follow recommended tire inflation pressures. Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires wear excessively and/or unevenly, adversely affect handling and fuel economy, and are more ...

    Transmission positions
    Park position Do not shift the transmission into position P() unless the vehicle is stationary. The parking lock should not be used as a brake when parking. In addition to engaging the parking lo ...