Mercedes-Benz GLS review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

There’s masses of space for the front two occupants in the Mercedes-Benz GLS. What’s more, the second row lets three adults sit side-by-side comfortably, there’s little danger of their knees brushing the seats in front and head room is superb despite the GLS having a panoramic sunroof as standard.

The GLS also offers third row passengers easier access and more knee room than they get in the Audi Q7 or Volvo XC90, although six-footers will still want to encourage those in the second row to slide their seats forward a bit. But no matter which seat you’re sitting in, you’ll enjoy as generous an amount of space as you would in the cavernous BMW X7.

With all seven seats in place, there are still 355 litres of boot space, which is almost as much as you get in a Volkswagen Golf. And when the sixth and seventh seats are electrically folded flat into the boot floor (again, that functionality is standard) there’s easily enough room for two large pushchairs or all the suitcases you’re ever likely to want to carry.

As a bonus, the luggage cover can be used in both the five and seven-seat configurations, and you can store it under the boot floor when it’s not needed. With five seats in place, you can fit a whopping 10 suitcases into the boot, while an eleventh suitcase fits in the underfloor storage – matching the X7’s capacity. 

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