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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

GL-Class

Average Price: 
41,551
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
74,929
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2016
2016
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
no
Drive Type: 
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
26.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Diamond Silver Metallic
#B6BEC4
Dolomite Brown Metallic
#413A3C
Iridium Silver Metallic
#9C9BA0
Lunar Blue Metallic
#49515A
Mars Red
#9C3E52
Obsidian Black Metallic
#0E0E0E
Palladium Silver Metallic
#767676
Pebble Grey Metallic
#4F4848
Polar White
#DCDCDC
Steel Grey Metallic
#0E0C16
designo Diamond White Metallic
#5D6262
Color: 
Black
#000000
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Palladium Silver Metallic
#888785
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The GLS-Class officially makes its debut for 2017, though it's really a slightly revised version of the outgoing GL-Class. Highlights include modified exterior styling, a newly standard nine-speed automatic transmission (except on the AMG GLS 63) and a touchpad-operated infotainment system with a larger screen and available Apple CarPlay. Also, all engines except the GLS450's turbocharged V6 get a bit more horsepower this year.

Pros
Third row is large enough for adults
Spirited acceleration with any of the three gasoline engines
Impressive fuel economy with the diesel engine
Quiet cabin with high-end trimmings and features.

Cons
Diesel-powered model feels relatively slow when passing and merging
Big price jump from the six-cylinder models to the V8-powered versions.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS gets the first-class upgrade along with its name change—and a Maybach edition is waiting in the wings.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class marks a significant, mid-cycle upgrade for what was previously knew as the GL-Class. As part of a nomenclature change sweeping the entire brand, each of the German luxury maker's sport-utility vehicles has received new badging and a full or partial makeover to bring the lineup into more obvious parallels with its sedans—so this large, three-row SUV becomes the GLS, to align it with the largest S-Class sedan. Hence the S in its new name.

Pros
Spacious, flexible interior
Rugged-lux, with some added panache
Great set of safety, infotainment features

Cons
Not an entirely new vehicle
Some switchgear looks dated
Cumbersome COMAND interface

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class ranks 1 out of 8 Luxury Large SUVs. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS hits most of the right notes for a large SUV. It boasts a supple ride, three powerful engine choices, three rows of roomy seats, and the same level of luxury that has come to be synonymous with the brand. However, the GLS has fewer standard features than many rivals do, and its available V8 engines are less fuel-efficient than those offered by many competitors.

Pros
Powerful engine lineup
Smooth ride
Three rows of spacious seats

Cons
Fewer features than some rivals
V8 engines get subpar fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Diesel
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
273ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
455ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
302hp
at 6 500rpm
255hp
at 3 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.20Feet
40.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.30in
201.60in
Width: 
74.30in
84.30in
Height: 
66.90in
72.80in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
8.50in
Front Track: 
62.00in
Rear Track: 
62.90in
Wheel Base: 
108.50in
121.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.00
41.20
Front Hip Room: 
53.20in
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
40.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.20in
58.50in
Rear Head Room: 
39.70
40.00
Rear Hip Room: 
52.50in
Rear leg room: 
35.10in
38.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.40in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.70cu.ft
93.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
7500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4068.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Remote keyless power door locks
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Remote keyless power door locks
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Leatherette
Height adjustable driver seat
10 -way power driver seat
10 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Leatherette
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Sun sensor
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 total speakers
100 watts stereo output
Auxiliary audio input
USB connection
Radio data system
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Intermittent wipers
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 8.5
19 x 8.5
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear 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: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Rear height adjustable headrests
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Brake drying
Emergency braking preparation
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Brake drying
Pre-collision safety system
Emergency braking assist
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Side Air Bags (SPC)
Emergency Service*
Vehicle Alarm notification*

Options

Packages: 
Driver Assistance Package
Lane Tracking Package
Parking Assistance Package
Leather Package
Appearance Package
Premium 1 Package
Lighting Package
Multimedia Package
Sport Package
Premium 1 Package
Exterior Options: 
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
Roof Spoiler
Interior Options: 
Illuminated Door Sills
Becker MAP PILOT
Media Interface w/Cable
Heated Front Seats
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Front Seat Storage Box (SPC)
Interior Ambient Lighting Package
Heated Steering Wheel
Harman/kardon Sound System
KEYLESS-GO
Pre-wiring for Becker MAP PILOT
Rear Seat Entertainment

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Black, leatherette
#191919
Grey/Dark Grey, leatherette
#797979
Mocha/Black, leather
#82695F
Sahara Beige/Mocha, leather
#A19286
Sahara Beige/Mocha, leatherette
#A5968A
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#131313
Crystal Grey/Black, leather
#A3A1A0
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#483F3D
Ginger Beige/Black, leather
#9E8B7C
Ginger Beige/Black, leatherette
#B6A598
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#BBA899
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leatherette
#9E8B7C
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#936555
designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#534A48
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#C4BDB9