Compare 2019 BMW X7 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2019 BMW X7
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
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xDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X7 xDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle 20 25 $69,225 $73,900
X7 xDrive50i Sports Activity Vehicle 15 21 $86,620 $92,600
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GLS 450 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLS GLS 450 4MATIC SUV 19 23 $70,688 $75,200
GLS GLS 580 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $91,932 $97,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,225
$70,688
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,900
$75,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1232 / month
$1253 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW X7 finally gives the German automaker a proper three-row crossover SUV, one with a dazzling interior and suitably swell seating. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
47.9 50.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 40.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.9 39.4
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60 59.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 -
Third Head Room (in)
36.6 38.9
Front Leg Room (in)
39.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 65.7
Length, Overall (in)
203.3 205
Height, Overall (in)
71.1 71.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 66.6
Wheelbase (in)
122.2 123.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.7 77
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.4 84.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.8 17.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.6 42.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 79.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 22.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 54.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.8
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.9 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.8 39.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/45HR21 P275/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P285/45HR21 P275/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
540 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5400 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5400 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5400 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
540 NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4134 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3020 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6989 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 X 9.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 X 9.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 1500 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5500 362 @ 5500
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.86
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.35
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB 421
Transfer Case Model
None None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.64
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
BMW X7 Mercedes-Benz GLS
Body Code
S S
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.64 3.27
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.64 3.27
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.5
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2019 BMW X7
  • 2019 BMW X7 available; 2020s arriving
  • Rebates: No cash incentives
  • Finance: From 3.35% + APR Credit
  • Lease: From $899 for 36 months
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
  • 2020 GLS-Class is in showrooms
  • Get $3,000 off (2019)
  • Lease: From $749/month (2019)
  • Financing: from 1.99% (2019)
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