Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLS-class 450 4MATIC 2020 - vs - Maserati Levante S GRANSPORT 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

GL-Class

Also called:

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Average Price: 
$
75,200
Updated: 
31 Oct 2019
$
91,980
Updated: 
16 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
23.80gals
21.10gals
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: 
Bianco
#FCF7F1
Bianco Alpi Pearlescent
#F5EEE3
Blue Emozione Mica
#1C2865
Blue Passione Mica
#002042
Grigio Maratea Metallescent
#454246
Grigio Metallic
#6D6A6B
Nero
#000000
Nero Ribelle Mica
#000000
Rame Mica
#5A3021
Blu Nobile Pearlescent Tri-coat
#4A514A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

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

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 Maserati Levante ranked #5 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Maserati Levante has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 19 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful, rich-sounding lineup of Ferrari engines
Smooth ride quality
Responsive handling

Cons
Some lower-quality cabin materials
Very small cargo area for the class
Poor fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Maserati Levante comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.New turbocharged V8 available in two new variants: GTS and Trofeo.New wireless charging pad with signal booster comes standardElectronic power steering replaces hydraulic steering.New interior and exterior trim.

PROS
Design differentiates it from the sea of look-alike crossovers
Turbocharged V6 engine provides quick acceleration
Suspension enhances ride comfort and handling around turns
Highly customizable interior

CONS
Comes up short on storage space
Fuel economy lags that of other luxury SUVs
Some downmarket buttons and switches

By: 
edmunds.com

It's the new entry-level Maserati Levante and it's almost $15,000 less than the next rung up the ladder. It's still got a twin-turbo V6 and it still has loads of kit. So, what's not to like?

Pros
It's still got a big presence
It goes well and sounds even better
Ride comfort is excellent with air suspension
Sporty handling with solid composure
Very comfortable cockpit and all the latest features including Apple CarPlay
General refinement
ZF eight-speed gearbox is a big plus

Cons
Not as sharp as the Porsche Cayenne
Generic rear styling
Still 10 grand more than the Porsche

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
428ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
362hp
at 5 500rpm
424hp
at 5 750rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet
38.40Feet

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
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
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.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Cooled Storage Compartment

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
205.00in
197.00in
Width: 
77.00in
78.00in
Height: 
71.80in
66.70in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
8.10in
Front Track: 
65.70in
63.90in
Rear Track: 
66.60in
65.90in
Wheel Base: 
123.40in
118.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
Rear Head Room: 
40.20
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
41.90in
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
60.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.40cu.ft
20.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5701.00lbs
4650.00lbs

Instruments

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

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
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
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
Leatherette
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
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
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
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
Leather steering wheel
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)
900 watts stero output
14 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB connection
Memory card slot
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.5 In.
20-In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Polished Alloy Wheels
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
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: 
no
no
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
Advanced Driver Assistance Plus Package
4-Wheel ABS
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear center 3-point belt
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL Package
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package PLUS
Convenience Package
Driver Assistance Package PLUS
Nerissimo GranSport Package
Climate Package
Exterior Options: 
Trailer Hitch (Class IV)
Illuminated Running Boards
Silver Wheel Locks
20” 8-Spoke Wheels
Soft-Close Doors
Illuminated Star
20” Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Panorama Sunroof
Roof Spoiler
21” Triple 5-Spoke Wheels
Black Side Cladding
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
21” 5-Spoke Wheels
Tri-Coat Paint (Bianco Alpi)
21" Gloss Black Staggered Anteo Wheels
Metallic Paint
21" Anteo Staggered-Width Alloy Wheels
Adaptive Full LED Matrix Headlamps
20" Dark Grey Staggered Efesto Miron Wheels
Gloss Black Painted Brake Calipers W/White Maserati Script
Gloss Yellow Painted Brake Calipers W/Black Maserati Script
Gloss Blue Painted Brake Calipers W/White Maserati Script
Soft Close Doors
Metallescent Paint
Kick Sensor For Hands-Free Tailgate
Mica Paint
21" Matte Staggered Helios Wheels
3-Season Performance Tires
Tri-Coat Paint (Blue Nobile)
Gloss Silver Roof Rails
20" Dark Grey Staggered Nereo Miron Wheels
Interior Options: 
Heated 2nd-Row Seats
Head-Up Display
MBUX Interior Assistant
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
5-Zone Automatic Climate Control
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
Ventilated Front Seats
4-Zone Automatic Climate Control
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
Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage Feature
Four-Zone Climate Control
Pieno Fiore Natural Leather Upholstery
Carbon Fiber Column-Mounted Paddle Shifters
Power Rear Side Sunblinds
Bowers & Wilkins Ultra Premium Sound System
Cargo Net
Alcantara Headliner And Pillars
Power Adjustable Foot Pedals
Black Leather/Carbon Fiber Sport Steering Wheel
Ventilated Front Seats
Trident Logo Stitched On Front/Rear Headrests
Illuminated Stainless Steel Door Sill Plates W/Maserati Script
Full Premium Perforated Leather Upholstery
Rear In-Floor Cargo Rails
Heated Black Leather Sport Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#12151D
Expresso Brown/Magma Grey, leather
#40352E
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leather
#ACA4A0
Expresso Brown, leatherette
#3C312B
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leatherette
#ACA4A0
Black, leatherette
#12151D
Black/Tartufo, leather
#6D6463
Black /Magma Grey Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#4D5159
Color: 
Cuoio, premium leather
#9E5B2D
Nero w/Cuoio Stitching, premium leather
#000000
Nero w/Grigio Stitching, premium leather
#0B0B0B
Rosso w/Nero Stitching, premium leather
#873240
Sabbia, premium leather
#BBB9A7
Nero w/Rosso Stitching, premium leather
#000000