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The GLS is a very functional three-row SUV that exudes luxury with its gorgeous interior. The standard 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo provides plenty of smooth and effortless power.
An even more powerful turbocharged V8 is available. The ride is very composed and handling is responsive for such a luxury coach. All of the seats are first-rate, and the interior can be configured for either six or seven passengers. Unlike most competitors, the third-row seat is relatively roomy. However, the infotainment system is overly distracting because many common tasks require a few steps. Using steering-wheel controls too easily ends up changing a display or audio selection. Standard safety features include forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
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2020
2020 Redesign Year
The new for 2020 GLS is a very functional three-row SUV that exudes luxury with its gorgeous interior. The standard 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo provides plenty of smooth and effortless power.
An even more powerful turbocharged V8 is available. The ride is very composed and handling is responsive for such a luxury coach. All of the seats are first-rate, and the interior can be configured for either six or seven passengers. Unlike most competitors, the third-row seat is relatively roomy. However, the infotainment system is overly distracting because many common tasks require a few steps. Using steering-wheel controls too easily ends up changing a display or audio selection. Standard safety features include forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
$75,625 - $94,825
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2017-2019
2017 Redesign Year
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.
$49,575 - $86,475
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$44,725 - $72,925
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$34,800 - $61,875
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