Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 4MATIC 2020 - vs - Audi e-tron Sportback 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

GL-Class

Also called:

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Average Price: 
$
97,800
Updated: 
18 Apr 2019
$
83,300
Updated: 
25 Nov 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
23.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Siam Beige metallic
#A1A1A1
Brilliant Black
#000000
Typhoon Gray metallic
#90939A
Catalunya Red metallic
#E8453C
Mythos Black metallic
#000000
Galaxy Blue Metallic
#3B5B6A
Glacier white metalllic
#E7E8EA
Florett Silver metallic
#B2B2B2
Navarra Blue Metallic
#404A8F
Manhattan Gray metallic
#5C6369

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

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

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

While Audi has only announced updates for the European 2020 e-tron, the company said those changes will eventually make their way to our market. That means the American version will have an updated battery pack that provides more driving range than it currently does. It also means we're getting the e-tron Sportback that features a fastback roofline.

Pros
Remarkably silent on the go,
fancy and functional interior,
serene ride quality.

Cons
Less range than rivals,
less unique than rivals,
limited energy regeneration options.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Doesn’t look like an electric car,
interior design,
efficiency modes

Cons
Doesn’t look like an electric car,
electric mirrors an acquired taste

By: 
topgear.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
Torque: 
516ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
483hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet
40.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Dual Zone Climate Controls - Driver And Passenger
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
205.20in
193.00in
Width: 
79.90in
76.20in
Height: 
71.80in
65.50in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
Front Track: 
65.70in
64.70in
Rear Track: 
67.20in
Wheel Base: 
123.40in
115.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
38.10
Rear Head Room: 
40.20
37.90
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
41.90in
39.10in
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.30in
58.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
60.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in
57.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.70cu.ft
54.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
4000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.40cu.ft
27.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5699.00lbs
5754.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
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
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
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
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
14 -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
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating

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: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Four Zone Climate Control
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: 
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)
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
16 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
705 Watts Stereo Output
Memory Card Slot
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 11.0 In.
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

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 Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
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
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL Package
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
Night Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package PLUS
Off-Road Package
Driver Assistance Package PLUS
Black Optic Package
Exterior Options: 
Trailer Hitch (Class IV)
Silver Wheel Locks
Illuminated Star
22” AMG Multi-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Panorama Sunroof
Roof Spoiler
22” AMG Multi-Spoke Wheels
Black Side Cladding
23” AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
21” AMG 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Interior Options: 
Heated 2nd-Row Seats
Head-Up Display
MBUX Interior Assistant
Power 2nd-Row Side-Window Sunshades
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
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
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#12151D
Espresso Brown/Magma Grey, leather
#40352E
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leather
#ACA4A0
Black Tartufo, leather
#6D6463
Black/Magma Grey Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#4D5159
Color: 
Black Valcona w/Rock Gray Stitching, Premium leather
#212121
Okapi Brown Valcona, Premium leather
#8F796E
Pearl Beige Valcona, Premium leather
#C7C1B5