The driver benefits from an electrically adjustable seat and steering wheel to ensure a huge range of possible positions. Visibility is good all-around, helped by a standard 360-degree camera.
The GLS features Mercedes’ latest infotainment and interior materials, which is mostly a good thing. The new 8.0in screen and digital instrument cluster readout is much sharper than before and more easily navigated using a solid, metallic rotary dial and new multifunction steering wheel.
Most of the dash and door materials look and feel high-quality, too, such as the stitched-leather dash and wood trims, but some of the switchgear plastics and the odd sharp edge let the side down.