Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 2017 - vs - Mitsubishi Pajero GLS 2017

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Other Names:

Also called:

GL-Class

Also called:

Mitsubishi Montero, Mitsubishi Shogun, Beijing BJ2032 Tornado, Dodge Raider

Average Price: 
74,929
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
42,528
Converted from AUD
Updated: 
29 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2017
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
5-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.40gals
23.25gals
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: 
Black / White
#283033
Deep Blue
#35507F
Red / White
#E43038
Storm Grey
#86878B
Himalayan White
#DCDBE0
Iceberg Silver
#A6AFBE
Clove Brown
#807474
Golden Beige
#868070

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
Diesel
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.13mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
cyl
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.20L
Torque: 
455ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
325ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
255hp
at 3 600rpm
189hp
at 3 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet
37.40Feet

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: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio controls, Phone controls, cruise control switches
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
Central door locking with keyless entry
Power door mirrors
Door mirrors with power fold control
Speed sensitive variable intermittent windscreen wipers
Automatic rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper and washer
Automatic dusk sensing headlamps
Accessory power socket
Room lamp
Front map lamps
Rear passenger reading lamps
Cargo area lamp
Interior lamp with time delay
Ignition key cylinder illumination
Puddle lights
Door courtesy lamps
Digital Clock
Coat hook
Sunvisors with illuminated mirrors
Sunvisors with ticket holders
Sunvisor extensions
High contrast instrument meter
Tachometer
Trip meter
Headlamps on warning
Door ajar warning
Low fuel warning
Remote fuel filler release
Tailgate inside grip
Jack and tool set
4WD indicator lamp
Automatic transmission position indicator

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
201.60in
192.91in
Width: 
84.30in
73.82in
Height: 
72.80in
74.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.50in
9.25in
Front Track: 
61.81in
Rear Track: 
61.81in
Wheel Base: 
121.10in
109.45in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.20
41.60
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
40.03
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
41.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.50in
35.70in
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
58.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
44.48in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in
57.12in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
93.80cu.ft
63.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7500lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
36.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4971.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
iPod control
average fuel consumption

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
power steering

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
Bucket
Slide and recline adjustment
Driver height adjustment
Driver lumbar adjustment
Height adjustable headrests
Power driver seat
Power passenger seat
Heated seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear seat heater ducts
Recline and tumble fold up function
Centre armrest with cupholders
Height adjustable headrests x3
60:40 split folding function

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Independant - double wishbone coil spring & stabiliser bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Independant - multi-link coil spring and stabiliser bar
Suspension Info: 
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
Rear air conditioning ducts
Rear seat heater ducts
Pollen filter
Electric sunroof with slide and tilt
Side and rear window demisters
Driver foot rest
Driver assist grip
Passenger assist grips
Rear air conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
no
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot
Rockford Acoustic Design premium audio
6 speakers (includes 2 tweeters)
Antenna integrated in glass
USB Input
Bluetooth phone connectivity & audio streaming with voice control
Display Audio with 6.1" full colour touch screen
Mitsubishi Multi Communication System featuring 7" touch screen display with 3D navigation mapping and SD Card input
Rockford Acoustic Design premium audio
HDMI Input
iPod control
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Antenna integrated in glass
Rear roof spoiler
Chrome door mirrors
Door mirrors with integrated turn indicator
Chrome door handles
Body colour bumper
High mount stop lamp
Chrome grille
Chrome fog lamp bezel (front)
Side steps
Rear step bumper
Privacy glass
Door lower moulding
Chrome side protection moulding
High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
Halogen headlamps
Headlamp washers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 8.5
18 X 7.5
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
12-spoke alloy wheels
Secure sports spare wheel cover
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

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
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear 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
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
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*
Curtain SRS airbags
Active Traction Control (ATC)
Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body
3 point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seatbelts (all seating positions)
Auto Locking Retractor (ALR) seatbelts on outboard 2nd row seats
Turn lamp in exterior rear view mirror
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Automatic High Beam
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Multi mode Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
3 point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seatbelts (all seating positions)

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
Fourth generation: The fourth generation was introduced at the Paris Motor Show on September 30, 2006 , a makeover of the existing vehicle, which has been around since 1999). New interior and exterior styling were accompanied by enhanced safety with dual-stage SRS front airbags as well as new side-impact and curtain airbags. The Super-Select 4WD II system was retained, complemented by an improved Active Stability & Traction Control (ASTC) system and electronic brakeforce distribution. With skid plates, heavy weight components and 8.7 inches of ground clearance the vehicle retains its reputation as one of the toughest and most capable 4x4s. The engines were upgraded with the 3.2 L diesel gaining Common Rail technology, a DPF for cleaner emissions and producing 125 kW (167 hp/170 PS) and the 3.8 L V6 gaining MIVEC variable valve timing to boost power to 184 kW (247 hp/250 PS). Both engines meet new Euro IV emissions standards. The 3.0 L V6 is retained for the Japanese and GCC markets. From 2009, the 3.0L V6 engine was dropped in the GCC markets, and was replaced by a 3.5L V6 engine, rated for 141 kW (189 hp/192 ps) and 306 Nm torque. Further enhancements to the 3.2L Turbo Diesel in the 2011 model year saw the power and torque increased to 147 kW/197 hp/200 PS and 441Nm respectively. Engine meet new Euro V emissions standards. The 3.8L petrol engine remained at 184 kW and 329Nm (using 95RON fuel). There is also a panelled Van version available in markets where such a model can be registered at a lower tax rate. For the 2010 model year the Pajero gained a Rockford acoustic soundsystem and two interior color options, black and beige, in some markets. For 2012, this model has been minimally restyled and given an improved monocoque body and suspension. For the 2015 model year Pajero has received an updated front fascia with a revised grille, LED daytime running lights and a new spare tire cover. The interior design of the model is also slightly updated and it includes the metallic trim, the new piano black accents for the VR II, the wood grain trim for the Exceed and Super Exceed and the additional sound deadening material. The engines will be carried over and they will include the 3.0L V6 petrol and the 3.2L four-cylinder turbo diesel. Source: wikipedia