Used Mercedes GLS 2015-2020 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

Mercedes-Benz GLS
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  • Mercedes-Benz GLS
  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d UK review
  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d UK review
  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d UK review
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS
  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d UK review

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Mercedes GLS 4x4?

This is a huge car that will have been used in urban areas and on the school run so check the bodywork carefully for scuffs and dents, and also the alloy wheels for any kerb damage. Check the condition of the interior carefully, as this will have been used enthusiastically by families and children on their way to rugby practice.

Make sure all electrical extras fitted work as they should, and check the air suspension. Also be wary of any suspension-related warning messages on the dashboard, such as ‘Please wait, car is rising’, which might come up when you start the car. These could point to leaks, which will take a bit of time to sort and could lead to a costly burnt-out compressor.