2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class vs. Its Competition

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class (GLS63 AMG)
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Nobody balances off- and on-road ability better than the Range Rover, though don’t look for especially good cargo space or intuitive technology.

The latest Cadillac Escalade represents a huge leap forward in terms of tech and features, plus active safety tech that’s at the top of its game.

Lincoln’s Navigator hits the mark when it comes to style and value, so make sure one’s on your list.

The BMW X7 is an obvious rival to the GLS, though its polarizing looks may be a tough pill for some shoppers to swallow.

For less than six figures, the Lexus LX almost feels like a bargain these days—and you can sleep well knowing its Land Cruiser roots will outlive cockroaches.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class (GLS63 AMG)2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
2021 Cadillac Escalade2021 Cadillac Escalade
2021 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Westminster Edition2021 Land Rover Range Rover
2021 Lincoln Navigator2021 Lincoln Navigator
2020 Lexus LX2020 Lexus LX
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The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class manages to feel worth every dollar the automaker charges for its sublime ride, luxurious interior, and prodigious power.
Roomy, comfortable, and loaded with technology, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is a rolling fortress of luxury.
The 2021 Range Rover is a true flagship—not just for its maker, but for SUVs in general.
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator makes hard work look effortless with its lavish cabin and its twin-turbo V-6.
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.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Gas V8Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
Style Name    
GLS 450 4MATIC SUV2WD 4-Door LuxurySWBStandard 4x2LX 570 Two Row 4WD
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4MATICSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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