Mercedes GLS review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol, diesel
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Introduction

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There are big cars, there are really big cars, and then there’s the Mercedes-Benz GLS. This 5.2-metre long, 2.0-metre wide behemoth is designed to seat seven people in comfort and is the flagship of Mercedes’ extensive SUV range.

As far as rivals are concerned, the GLS is closest in concept to the 5.1-metre long BMW X7. However, as a prospective buyer you might also want to consider (slightly) smaller seven-seaters such as the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90, or if you only need five seats, the full-fat Range Rover.

Right now, there’s only one engine on offer for the core GLS: a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel that brings a 400d badge. There is, however, a performance focused Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 with a 4.0-litre V8 as well as the extravagantly luxurious Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600.

In the GLS 400d, no matter which of the three trim levels you choose, you get a nine-speed automatic gearbox, four-wheel drive and air suspension as standard. Plus, the interior is finished to the same kind of level as you'll find in the S-Class limousine, and Mercedes also offers semi-autonomous tech to make driving easier and help keep you safe.

In this review we’ll look at everything from what the Mercedes GLS is like to drive, to how practical it is compared with rivals and how much it will cost you to run. Or, alternatively, to see how much we can save you on a new GLS, check out our latest New Car Buyer deals.

At a glance

Number of trims4 see more
Available fuel typespetrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions21.1 - 32.1
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap

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