Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 4MATIC 2020 - vs - Nissan Armada Platinum 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

GL-Class

Also called:

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Average Price: 
$
97,800
Updated: 
18 Apr 2019
$
63,330
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
7
8
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
23.80gals
26.00gals
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: 
Brilliant Silver
#B6B6B6
Pearl White
#EBECF0
Gun Metallic
#747577
Hermosa Blue
#36425C
Mocha Almond
#442D27
Super Black
#000000

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

The 2019 Nissan Armada is a wide family team bus with plenty of capability and a relatively low price tag.

Pros
Strong V-8 pull
Handsome interior
Plenty of interior room
Upscale SUV without a luxury price
Standard automatic emergency braking

Cons
Poor fuel economy
Spotty safety data
Bulbous sheet metal
Awkward top trims

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Nissan Armada SUV models are available with a 5.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 390 hp, depending on engine type. The 2019 Nissan Armada SUV comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automatic.

Pros
Attractive, high-quality interior
Smooth V8 engine makes ample power for towing and hauling
Rides more comfortably and less like a truck than some rival SUVs

Cons
Third-row seating isn't as spacious as some rivals
Infotainment system is dated
No getting around the V8's poor fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Nissan Armada ranked #5 in Large SUVs. Currently the Nissan Armada has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engine
Composed handling

Cons
Outdated infotainment system
Subpar cargo capacity
Low gas mileage ratings

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
18.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
5.60L
Torque: 
516ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
394ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
483hp
at 5 500rpm
390hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet
41.30Feet

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
Audio and cruise 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
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Adjustable Pedals
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Heated Steering Whee

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
205.20in
208.90in
Width: 
79.90in
79.90in
Height: 
71.80in
75.80in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
9.20in
Front Track: 
65.70in
Rear Track: 
67.20in
Wheel Base: 
123.40in
121.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
40.20
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
41.90in
Rear leg room: 
41.90in
41.00in
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.30in
63.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
60.00in
58.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in
63.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.70cu.ft
95.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
8500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.40cu.ft
16.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
5699.00lbs
5963.00lbs

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: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

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
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver Cooled Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
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
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
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
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
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)
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Bose premium brand stero system
1 subwoofer(s)
13 total speakers
Audio/video remote control remote control
Speed sensitive volume control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Radio Data System
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 11.0 In.
20 x 8.0-In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Polished alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
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
Front ventilated disc brakes
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
yes
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
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
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Pre-collision safety system
LED headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

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
Captain Seat Package
Platinum Reserve 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
Special Paint- Pearl White
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Welcome Lighting
Impact Sensor
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
Interior Lighting Package
Illuminated Kick Plates
Cargo Package
Carpeted Floor Mats

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: 
Almond, leather
#BB9D61
Charcoal, leather
#081012
Platinum Reserve Black/Brown Leather, leather
#694A42