2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs. Its Competition

2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (GL63 AMG)
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

While the GL may wear a badge worthy of a little more cachet, some of its full-size SUV competitors offer three rows of seats and exceptional power to match their pricetags, too.

The Cadillac Escalade is rapidly aging, but it remains the best-selling SUV in the segment–due in part to its appeal with celebrities, and in part with its variety of body styles.

The Lincoln Navigator was once the popular kid in the class, but no longer.

However, it has added some legitimate luxury to the package, and it costs much less than the Escalade.

The Infiniti QX80 is also more affordable than the competition, and it comes with legitimate luxury and off-road ability under that polarizing sheet metal.

Finally, there's the Lexus LX 570, which essentially gets a little more leather than the Toyota Land Cruiser from which it was penned.

It's oversized in every dimension, but it's also the most rugged for off-pavement use in the group.

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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL may be an expensive way to haul the family around, but it has excellent driving manners and some very sophisticated safety technology, too.
8.4
The 2014 Cadillac Escalade remains one of the brawniest, most luxurious large SUVs, although some shoppers will be left wanting more modern interfaces inside.
8.2
If you're looking for a luxury SUV with legitimate off-roading potential, vehicles like the QX80 fit your niche interests.
7.6
The Lexus LX 570 is luxurious and capable, but above all, bulky.
7.2
The Lincoln Navigator is behind the times in many ways, but still has that uniquely American feel that comes from sheer size.
MSRP From    
$63,000$63,745$62,700$82,630$56,165
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6Gas/Ethanol V8Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC2WD 4-Door Base *Ltd Avail*2WD 4-Door4WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77787
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4MATICSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD