Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 2017 - vs - Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 2016

General

Other Names:

Also called:

GL-Class

Also called:

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Average Price: 
74,929
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
69,729
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2016
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.40gals
24.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
#5C6467
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
#000000
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Ivory 3 Coat
#CECFCA
Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat
#13161F
Redline 2 Pearl Coat
#A20D00
Velvet Red Pearl Coat
#51111F

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: 
Diesel
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
6.40L
Torque: 
455ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
470ft-lbs
at 4 300rpm
Horsepower: 
255hp
at 3 600rpm
475hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
overhead valves (OHV)
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet
37.10Feet

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: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise 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*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
115V rear and 12V cargo area power outlet(s)
Roadside Assistance*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
201.60in
189.80in
Width: 
84.30in
76.50in
Height: 
72.80in
67.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.50in
8.30in
Front Track: 
63.70in
Rear Track: 
64.30in
Wheel Base: 
121.10in
114.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.20
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
39.20
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.50in
38.60in
Front Hip Room: 
57.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
58.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in
58.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
93.80cu.ft
68.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7500lbs
7200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
35.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
5104.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning

Power Features

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

Seats

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

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Short and long arm front suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Sun sensor
Turn signal in mirrors
Cargo area light
Leather trim on shift knob
Rear floor mats
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Front and rear reading lights
Leather and alloy steering wheel
Heated steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot
Memory card slot
1 subwoofer(s)
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
506 watts stereo output
9 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 8.5
20 x 10.0
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Run flat tires
Polished alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45

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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear 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: 
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*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
High pressure washers headlamps
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Self-leveling headlights
Emergency Service*
Brake drying
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Adaptive headlights

Options

Packages: 
Quick Order Package 27L
Trailer Tow Group IV
Exterior Options: 
20" x 10.0" Black Chrome Split 5-Spoke Wheels
Full Size Spare Tire
Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
20" x 10.0" Satin Carbon Split 5-Spoke Wheels
295/45ZR20 BSW 3 Season Tires
Interior Options: 
Rear DVD Entertainment Center
Single Disc Remote CD Player
High Performance Laguna Leather Seats
SRT High Performance Audio

Colors

Interior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Black, leather/sueded microfiber
#010101
Black, premium leather
#000000
Black/Sepia, premium leather
#5B4133