Dare to Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLS

Dare to Compare Mercedes-Benz GLS

Can the GLS Stack Up to the Audi Q7 and Lexus LX?

If you’re looking for a muscular SUV that doubles as a mobile haven for you and your passengers, you may be considering the 2018 Audi Q7 and/or the 2018 Lexus LX. These premium sports utility vehicles promise booming engine specs and towing capacities, as well as a cascade of must-have features. However, we’re convinced that the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS is more than a match with its energetic powertrain, cozy cabin, and driver assists. Take a look at the comparison chart below to see which SUV is best for you and your family!

Features 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 SUV 2018 Audi Q7 Premium 3.0 TFSI SUV 2018 Lexus LX 570 SUV
Starting MSRP $94,950 $56,400 $89,980
Performance Specs
Engine 4.7L turbo V8 3.0L supercharged V6 5.7L V8
Horsepower 449 333 383
Torque 516 lb-ft 325 lb-ft 403 lb-ft
Transmission 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic 8-speed Tiptronic automatic 8-speed sequential-shift automatic
Drivetrain Configuration 4MATIC® all-wheel drive Quattro all-wheel drive Full-time four-wheel drive
Maximum Towing Capacity 7,500 pounds 7,700 pounds 7,000 pounds
Fuel Economy
EPA-Estimated City MPG 14 19 13
EPA-Estimated Highway MPG 19 25 18
Wheelbase 121.1 inches 117.9 inches 112.2 inches
Length 202.0 inches 199.6 inches 199.4 inches
Width 76.1 inches 77.5 inches 78.0 inches
Maximum Cargo Capacity 93.8 cubic feet 71.6 cubic feet 83.1 cubic feet
Luxury Features
Cooled Front Seats Standard Feature Not Offered Optional
Second-Row Seats 60/40-split 35/30/35-split 40/20/40-split
Third-Row Seats Power-folding 50/50-split Power-folding 50/50-split Power-folding 50/50-split
Sound System AM/FM radio with speed-sensitive volume, 14 speakers, HD Radio, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, an MP3 player, and a CD player AM/FM radio with speed-sensitive volume, 10 speakers, HD Radio, SiriusXM® Radio, an MP3 player, and a CD player AM/FM radio with speed-sensitive volume, 9 speakers, HD Radio, SiriusXM® Radio, an MP3 player, and a CD player
Navigation System Standard Optional Standard
Compass Standard Standard Feature Not Offered
Security & Safety Features
Emergency Telematics System Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect Optional Audi Connect Lexus Inform Safety Connect
Vehicle Theft Tracking/Notification System Standard Optional Standard
Retractable Cargo Cover Standard Optional Feature Not Offered
Side-Mirror Logo Projectors Standard Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered

Experience Inimitable Power & Luxury

When you need the capability of an SUV coupled with the luxury of an upscale sedan, look no further than the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS. Compared to the 2018 Audi Q7 and 2018 Lexus LX, the new GLS not only offers a more powerful engine, it does so without making huge sacrifices in fuel-efficiency. Inside, you’ll find a spacious cabin, complete with the latest in comfort, technology, and safety. Whether you’re taking a day-trip to Murrieta, or towing a trailer cross-country, the brawny GLS is up for just about any journey.

Test Drive the 2018 GLS in Temecula!

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV is waiting for you at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula near Los Angeles and Menifee! Schedule a test drive online or visit our dealership any day of the week. We’re conveniently located at 40910 Temecula Center Drive in Temecula, CA.

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