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Mercedes-Benz GLS 2017 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: GLS350d
Mercedes' seven-passenger SUV is freshened for the 2017 model year, with revised interior and exterior styling, a nine-speed automatic, an upgraded air suspension, and the addition of the current--and more complex--Mercedes-Benz infotainment system. Our last tested diesel GL was plush and quiet, with supportive seats and a third-row seat that was roomy enough for adults. It had a steady and comfortable ride, but the GL proved very clumsy when pushed to its handling limits. Engines include a 362-hp, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6; and a 4.7-liter V8 that puts out 449 hp. The flagship AMG GLS63 churns out 577 hp. Available safety equipment includes cross-traffic alert, blind-spot warning, and lane-keeping assist.
Alert
This vehicle can be outfitted with a semi-autonomous driving package. Consumer Reports believes automakers should take stronger steps to ensure that vehicles with those systems are designed, deployed, and marketed safely. Please heed all warnings, and keep your hands on the wheel.

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD
Warranty
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Rust through: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Roadside aid: 4 year/50,000 miles
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 9-speed Automatic
  • 7-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3-liter V6 turbo (362 hp)
  • 4.7-liter V8 turbo (449 hp)
  • 5.5-liter V8 turbo (577 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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