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 has a thoroughly modern cabin with sometimes frustrating infotainment features and a cumbersome truck-like ride.
The Lincoln Navigator delivers willing power from its twin-turbo V-6 engine but suffers from the same issues as the Escalade.
The Infiniti QX80 is also more affordable than the competition, and it comes with legitimate luxury and off-road ability, but it has polarizing sheet metal and yacht-like handling.
It's oversized in every dimension, but it's also the most rugged for off-pavement use in the group.
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|2016 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2016 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2016 INFINITI QX80Browse Used Listings||2016 Lincoln NavigatorBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6||Gas V8||Premium Unleaded V-8||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6|
|4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC||2WD 4-Door Standard||2WD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door Select|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4MATIC||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs. 2016 Cadillac Escalade||2016 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs. 2016 INFINITI QX80||2016 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs. 2016 Lincoln Navigator|