I have no idea why it took MB 40 years to make the G as comfortable as a coiler LR. Got to drive a 2018 G550 and it still rode as hard as ever. 2019 models finally had to take the nuclear IFS option lol.The G is more capable out of the box off-pavement and faster, but it's not as useful in utility (the way it's actually sold here) and doesn't handle as well.
Regardless there’s plenty of vehicles that handle great by truck standards and hold their own on the trail. First gen Cayenne Turbo comes to mind.