2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class vs. Its Competition

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is attention-getting in its own right, even next to vehicles like the Range Rover and Cadillac Escalade.

Though it’s only a five-seater, the Range Rover is the ne plus ultra among SUVs, with spartan interiors stuffed with lavish equipment and off-road ability that’s unequaled.

The Cadillac Escalade was recently redesigned; it has a thoroughly modern cabin with a sometimes frustrating infotainment interface and a truck-like ride.

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

The new BMW X7 sets a high bar for that German automaker, with a lavish interior and adult-sized third-row accommodations.

The opulent Lincoln Navigator wears aluminum body panels, a stunning interior with a big tablet interface and retro-cool touches of chrome and wood.

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Quick Specs
7.4
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
7.4
The 2020 BMW X7 is the upper-crust seven-seat SUV that finally answers the question: What if I want to spend more for a BMW?
6.2
The 2020 Cadillac Escalade is ripe for a redesign, so check out rivals before making a call.
7.8
The Range Rover may have lost the crown of "most expensive SUV" to Bentley or Rolls-Royce, but it still sets the bar for style and class.
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The 2020 Lexus LX 570 disguises its truck-based roots well with brash lines balanced by a calming interior, but be prepared for prodigious thirst.
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The 2020 Lincoln Navigator makes a massive statements with its style, its power and its exceptional interior.
MSRP From     
$75,950$73,900$75,195$90,900$86,480$76,185
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Gas V8Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
GLS 450 4MATIC SUVxDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle2WD 4-DoorSWBLX 570 Two Row 4WDStandard 4x2
Drivetrain     
All WheelAll WheelRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
777557
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4MATICSports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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