Mercedes-Benz GLS

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2020
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Ratings & Reliability
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. 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 real 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 relatively roomy. However, the infotainment system is overly distracting because many common tasks require a few steps. Using steering wheel controls too easily end up changing a display or audio selection. Standard safety features include forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
2017-2019
2017 Redesign Year
Mercedes-Benz GLS 2019
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
2019 $57,175 - $96,650 $52,585 - $87,960
2018 $45,100 - $82,075 $41,400 - $75,425
2017 $35,800 - $70,000 $32,780 - $64,295