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
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
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?
The 2020 Cadillac Escalade is ripe for a redesign, so check out rivals before making a call.
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.
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.
The 2020 Lincoln Navigator makes a massive statements with its style, its power and its exceptional interior.
MSRP From     
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
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     
Style Name     
GLS 450 4MATIC SUVxDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle2WD 4-DoorSWBLX 570 Two Row 4WDStandard 4x2
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
4MATICSports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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