2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class vs. Its Competition

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a step in the right direction for the luxury automaker; with a little more gloss and gleam—and some more attention to the finer details—the new GLS-Class doesn’t realy on its badge quite as much, and it’s attention-getting on its own next to models like the Cadillac Escalade and Range Rover.

The Cadillac Escalade was just redesigned this past year; it has a thoroughly modern cabin with a sometimes frustrating infotainment interface (CUE) and a truck-like ride.

The Lincoln Navigator delivers willing power from its twin-turbo V-6 engine but it suffers from the same issues as the Escalade and the design simply doesn’t have the same gravitas from the outside.

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.

The Lexus LX 570 has been refreshed for 2016, and it gets a version of the latest Lexus spindle grille, updated lighting, and some interior upgrades; it’s essentially an extra-plush Toyota Land Cruiser.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS gets the first-class upgrade along with its name change—and a Maybach edition is waiting in the wings.
7.7
A pop culture icon in its own time, the Cadillac Escalade offers unmatched gravitas and presence—if that's your thing.
7.0
The 2017 Lincoln Navigator has exceptional interior room, lots of bling, and unexpectedly good handling.
MSRP From  
$67,050$73,395$63,515
Gas Mileage  
13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6Gas V8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class  
N/AN/AN/A
Style Name  
GLS 350d 4MATIC SUV2WD 4-Door4x2 Select
Drivetrain  
All Wheel DriveRear 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
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