Comparison - Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 2021 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLS-class 450 4MATIC 2020

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Other Names:

Also called:

GL-Class

Also called:

GL-Class

Average Price: 
$
132,100
Updated: 
19 Nov 2020
$
75,200
Updated: 
31 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
23.80gals
23.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#0A0E10
Polar White
#D3D3D5
Obsidian Black metallic
#343031
Iridium Silver metallic
#8F9192
Mojave Silver metallic
#7B7B7B
Lunar Blue metallic
#2C4261
Brilliant Blue metallic
#4678BF
Emerald Green metallic
#384241
Selenite Grey metallic
#959A9E
designo Cardinal Red metallic
#9A363A
designo Diamond White metallic
#C0C1C1
Color: 
Iridium Silver Metallic
#B6B5B8
Obsidian Black Metallic
#424242
Selenite Grey Metallic
#868A8D
Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#AD2E2E
Emerald Green Metallic
#2E3535
Mojave Silver Metallic
#B0ABAA
Lunar Blue Metallic
#3B4059
Black
#1B1B1B
Designo Diamond White Metallic
#D7DAC7
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#12198F
Polar White
#F9F9F9

Electric

Top Speed: 
174mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
3.60s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Mercedes-AMG creates the ultimate muscle SUV with enough room for an extended family.

Pros
Rocket ship acceleration,
S-class interior luxury,
high-tech features galore.

Cons
Clumsy-shifting automatic transmission,
discombobulated ride,
eye-watering price tag.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class's #4 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Large SUVs category. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lavish cabin with supple seats
Composed handling and smooth ride
Good cargo capacity
Powerful engines

Cons
Steep infotainment learning curve

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class manages to feel worth every dollar the automaker charges for its sublime ride, luxurious interior, and prodigious power.

Pros
Beautiful ride/handling balance
Gorgeous interior
Loads of luxury
Tons of power, no matter the model
Serious tech

Cons
So expensive
So heavy
So thirsty
And a few penny-pinching touches

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Sitting atop the Mercedes-Benz SUV hierarchy is the spacious and indisputably luxurious GLS-Class. It's all new for 2020 and it has big shoes to fill—we've named the outgoing GLS-Class to our 10Best Trucks and SUVs list for three straight years—but our first impressions of this new big Benz are very good.

Pros
Tech-rich cabin, spacious in all three rows, refined powertrains.

Cons
Anonymous styling, fussy infotainment system, heavily optioned models carry high price tags

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.

Pros
Sublime demeanor
Posh interior
Strong turbocharged engines
Impressive dynamics
AMG, Maybach editions sure to come

Cons
Hefty price
Hefty curb weight
Hefty fuel consumption
Occasional cheap touch

By: 
thecarconnection.com

New styling in line with other Mercedes SUVs.Powerful mild hybrid powertrains.Standard adjustable air suspension.All-new third GLS generation launched for 2020.

Pros
MBUX infotainment is outstanding
Tops in comfort and easily seats adults in all three rows
Flexible cargo capacity
Responsive powertrains feel like driving a smaller SUV

Cons
Not as off-road-worthy as some rugged competitors
Somewhat vague steering with large wheels and thin tires
MBUX has a steep learning curve

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
18.00mpg
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
627ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
603hp
at 5 750rpm
362hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet
39.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
PARKTRONIC and Surround View System with 360-degree camera
AMG Drive Unit steering wheel buttons
Keyless Ignition
Front, Rear And 3rd Row Cupholders
Suede And Leather Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Front And Rear Parking Sensors
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
206.40in
205.00in
Width: 
79.90in
77.00in
Height: 
70.20in
71.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.50in
7.90in
Front Track: 
67.10in
65.70in
Rear Track: 
67.90in
66.60in
Wheel Base: 
123.40in
123.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
39.40
Rear Head Room: 
40.20
40.20
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
41.90in
41.90in
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
60.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.30in
59.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
60.00in
60.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.70cu.ft
84.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.40cu.ft
17.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5798.00lbs
5701.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Massaging
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
double-wishbone front
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
multilink rear suspension
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Five Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
12.3” Digital Instrument Cluster
12.3” Touchscreen Multimedia Display
Burmester Surround Sound System
9 USB ports
Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Autotm
590 Watts Stereo Output
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
13 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
590 Watts Stereo Output
Burmester Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
13 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 11.5 In.
19 X 8.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Night Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package PLUS
E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL Package
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package PLUS
Convenience Package
Driver Assistance Package PLUS
Exterior Options: 
23" AMG® Forged Multi-Spoke Matte Black Wheels
23" AMG® Forged Monoblock-Style Matte Black Wheels
Red-Painted Brake Calipers
23" AMG® Forged Multi-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locking Bolts
22" AMG® Multi-Spoke Matte Black Wheels
AMG® Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
23" AMG® Forged Monoblock-Style Wheels
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
22" AMG® Multi-Spoke Wheels
Trailer Hitch
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Trailer Hitch (Class IV)
Illuminated Running Boards
Silver Wheel Locks
20” 8-Spoke Wheels
Soft-Close Doors
Illuminated Star
20” Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Panorama Sunroof
Roof Spoiler
21” Triple 5-Spoke Wheels
Black Side Cladding
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
21” 5-Spoke Wheels
Interior Options: 
MBUX Interior Assistant
Power 2nd-Row Side-Window Sunshades
Red Seat Belts
Load Sill Protector
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In DINAMICA
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In Nappa Leather
6-Seat Cabin Configuration
Heated 3rd-Row Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Heated And Cooled Front Cupholders
MBUX Augmented Video For Navigation
AMG® Head-Up Display
2nd-Row Wireless Charging
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In Carbon Fiber/DINAMICA
Heated 2nd-Row Seats
Head-Up Display
MBUX Interior Assistant
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
5-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Speed Limit Assist
Heated And Cooled 2nd-Row Cupholder
Black DINAMICA Headliner
Load Sill Protector
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Topstitched MB-Tex Lower Dash And Upper Door Trim
Ventilated Front Seats
4-Zone Automatic Climate Control
6-Seat Cabin Configuration
Heated 3rd-Row Seats
Topstitched Nappa Leather Upper Dash And Door Trim
Heated Steering Wheel
Heated And Cooled Front Cupholders
MBUX Augmented Video For Navigation
Exclusive Trim Package
Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage Feature

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Exclusive w/Diamond Stitching, premium leather
#4D5159
Macchiato Beige/Black Exclusive w/Diamond Stitching, premium leather
#ACA4A0
Tartufo/Black Exclusive, premium leather
#6D6463
Black Exclusive, premium leather
#4D5159
Color: 
Black, leather
#12151D
Expresso Brown/Magma Grey, leather
#40352E
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leather
#ACA4A0
Expresso Brown, leatherette
#3C312B
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leatherette
#ACA4A0
Black, leatherette
#12151D
Black/Tartufo, leather
#6D6463
Black /Magma Grey Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#4D5159