Mercedes-Benz GLS

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2020
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Ratings & Reliability
The GLS is very functional and exudes luxury. For 2020, the redesigned GLS packs in more technical features and ups the ante with interior ambience. The new infotainment system uses a touchscreen as well as touch pads and voice control for many functions. We found this system frustrating and distracting. Both the standard 3.0-liter six-cylinder and uplevel 4.0-liter V8 have a 48-volt mild-hybrid setup. The standard engine is smooth and powerful. The ride is very composed and handling is responsive for such a luxury coach. The seats are first rate and the optional massage feature is a treat. The interior can be configured for either six or seven passengers with the latter having a bench as opposed to two captain's chairs in the middle row. Unlike most competitors, the third row seat is hospitable. Standard safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic warning with braking.
2019
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Ratings & Reliability
Mercedes' seven-passenger SUV, the GLS, was recently freshened, gaining 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 version 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 to be 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. Automatic emergency braking is standard, but blind spot warning and lane keeping assist are optional.
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2017 Redesign Year
Mercedes-Benz GLS 2018
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.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $44,500 - $84,725 $40,725 - $76,925
2017 $37,775 - $72,875 $34,685 - $66,935