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 (CUE) 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
8.3
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
7.2
The 2019 BMW X7 finally gives the German automaker a proper three-row crossover SUV, one with a dazzling interior and suitably swell seating.
6.4
The 2019 Cadillac Escalade can hold its own against more modern designs in many ways even if it’s definitely showing its age.
7.8
The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover is no longer peak ultra-luxury SUV, but it’s still the purist’s best British choice.
5.8
The 2019 Lexus LX 570’s brash, in-your-face styling is balanced by a calming interior and a cosseting ride.
7.2
The 2019 Lincoln Navigator reclaims the past with an epic interior and a tidal wave of torque.
MSRP From     
N/A$73,900$75,195$89,500$86,230$73,205
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Gas V8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
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Style Name     
N/AxDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle2WD 4-DoorV6 Supercharged SWBLX 570 Two Row 4WDStandard 4x2
Drivetrain     
N/AAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A77557
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
N/ASports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/AAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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