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.
It's oversized in every dimension, but it's also the most rugged for off-pavement use in the group.
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|2014 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2014 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2014 INFINITI QX80Browse Used Listings||2014 Lexus LX 570Browse Used Listings||2014 Lincoln NavigatorBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6||Gas/Ethanol V8||Premium Unleaded V-8||Premium Unleaded V-8||Regular Unleaded V-8|
|4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC||2WD 4-Door Base *Ltd Avail*||2WD 4-Door||4WD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4MATIC||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|