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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|2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS ClassBrowse Used Listings||2017 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2017 Lincoln NavigatorBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6||Gas V8||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6|
|GLS 350d 4MATIC SUV||2WD 4-Door||4x2 Select|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4MATIC||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
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|2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class vs. 2017 Cadillac Escalade||2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class vs. 2017 Lincoln Navigator|