2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs. Its Competition

2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

While the GL wears 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 new this year, with a completely restyled exterior and a thoroughly modern cabin.

While it offers plenty of new infotainment features, they're all driven through the CUE interface, which can be frustrating to use at times.

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

However, it receives a twin-turbo V-6 engine of its own for 2015, no longer offering a V-8 option, and the rest of the vehicle gets a slight makeover as well.

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

Finally, there's the Lexus LX 570, which essentially gets a little more leather than the Toyota Land Cruiser it is directly based on.

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

2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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2015 Lincoln Navigator2015 Lincoln Navigator
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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers the most Mercedes luxury to the most people, with a pleasant ride and easy driving dynamics to boot.
8.2
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade promises--and delivers--more of everything a full-size luxury SUV buyer could want.
8.0
The 2015 Lincoln Navigator polishes its user interface with EcoBoost and MyLincoln Touch--but for some, its size is still its killer app.
MSRP From  
$63,600$72,970$61,920
Gas Mileage  
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6Gas V8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class  
N/AN/AN/A
Style Name  
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC4WD 4-Door Standard2WD 4-Door
Drivetrain  
All Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
777
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4MATICSport Utility VehicleSport Utility
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs. 2015 Cadillac Escalade2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs. 2015 Lincoln Navigator