Comparison - Mercedes-Benz S-Class S450 4Matic 2019 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class GLS 550 4MATIC 2019

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

GL-Class

Average Price: 
$
94,250
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
$
95,750
Updated: 
10 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.10gals
26.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Magnetite Black metallic
#4B5054
Iridium Silver metallic
#9FA0A2
Lunar Blue metallic
#37415C
Ruby Black metallic
#462F39
Diamond Silver metallic
#C3CFD8
Emerald Green metallic
#343B35
Selenite Grey metallic
#6C7379
Anthracite Blue metallic
#5C636B
designo Diamond White metallic
#E8E2D6
designo Cashmere
#D4D0C7
Dune Silver metallic
#948D87
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849F
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class ranked #1 in Super Luxury Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a score of 9.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 41 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lavish, feature-filled interior
Outstanding seats
Powerful twin-turbo engines
Cushioned ride

Cons
Coupe and cabriolet models have small trunks
Modest learning curve for infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz continues to push the envelope for comfort. safety, and autonomous driving aids, while improving upon its effortless power and dignified road manners.

Pros
Forceful, smooth powertrains
A true first-class seating experience
Attention to the finest details
Available all-wheel drive
More safety features than ever

Cons
Steering lacks feedback
Hybrid drives heavy
Pricey

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 S-Class has a slightly updated look thanks to a restyling of the headlights, grille, and front and rear bumpers. Inside, there's an updated COMAND infotainment system, a standard wireless charging pad, and a new Energizing Comfort system that links various car features together to simultaneously pamper occupants.

PROS
Ample power with any engine choice
Opulent interior with plenty of customization options
A smooth ride no matter what the road surface
Silent cabin that insulates occupants from the outside world

CONS
Some driver assistance options have questionable value
Not as engaging to drive as some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.Limited GLS Grand Edition includes upgraded leather, wood trim, adaptive LED headlights, unique wheels.Part of the second GLS-Class generation introduced for 2013 (then called the GL-Class).

PROS
Spacious third-row seat can accommodate adults
Ample acceleration with any powertrain choice
Quiet cabin with luxurious trim
Available off-road package gives it true capability in the dirt

CONS
Many desirable features don't come standard
Large price jump from GLS 450 to GLS 550

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class wears its old-school heart on its sleeve, proudly.

Pros
Plenty of cargo- and people-space
Flexible seating
Luxury SUV-levels of swank
Latest safety equipment – much of which is standard
Surprisingly entertaining AMG model

Cons
No diesel option
COMAND system is due for replacement
Middling gas-engine fuel economy

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class ranked #2 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Ample engine power
Confident handling and comfortable ride
Upscale cabin quality
Three rows of spacious seats

Cons
Rivals have more standard features

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
4.70L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
516ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
362hp
at 5 500rpm
449hp
at 5 250rpm
Turning Circle: 
40.40Feet
40.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel
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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
206.90in
202.00in
Width: 
74.80in
78.00in
Height: 
58.90in
72.80in
Ground Clearance: 
5.00in
8.50in
Wheel Base: 
124.60in
121.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.70
41.20
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
40.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.70in
58.50in
Rear Head Room: 
37.40
40.00
Rear leg room: 
34.10in
38.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
18.70cu.ft
93.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.70cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
33.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4685.00lbs
5578.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
12 -Way Power Passenger Seat
12 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
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
Leather
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Massaging
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

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
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
yes
More Entertainment: 
13 Total Speakers
2 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
590 Watts Stereo Output
Burmester Premium Brand Stereo System
Memory Card Slot
Burmester Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot
1 Subwoofer(S)
14 Total Speakers
830 Watts Stereo Output
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
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
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0
21 X 10-In.
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
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
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Multi-Adjustable Headrests
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 Preparation
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Side Air Bags (SPC)
Emergency Service*
Vehicle Alarm notification*
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Self-Leveling Headlights

Options

Packages: 
Warmth And Comfort Package
AMG Line Exterior
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Rear Seat Package
Driver Assistance Package
Grand Edition Package
Off-Road Package
Night Package
Exterior Options: 
19” Multispoke Wheels
Rear Spoiler
20” Twin-5-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locks
20" Multispoke Wheels
Electrically Heated Windshield
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
MAGIC SKY CONTROL
19" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20” Triple 5-Spoke Wheels
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Soft-Close Doors
Panorama Sunroof
Interior Options: 
Head-Up Display
Crystal Grey Headliner
Carbon Fiber Look Mirror Housing
Black Headliner
Black DINAMICA Headliner
Exclusive Trim
Rear Seat Entertainment And Comfort Adapter
Comfort Box
Power Outboard Rear Seats W/Memory
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Rear Seat Entertainment System
Porcelain Headliner
CD Drive Pre-Wiring In Glove Box
Heated Steering Wheel
Designo Silk Beige/Deep Sea Blue Leather Package
Porcelain DINAMICA Headliner
Wireless Charging Rear
Refrigerator Box For Rear Cabin
Heated Rear Seats
Heated 2nd-Row Seats
Ventilated Front Seats
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
2nd Row Side-Window Sunshades
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated & Cooled Front Cup Holders
Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage Feature
Power EASY-ENTRY Feature For 2nd-Row Seats
Cabin Air Purification System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#E7DEDA
Crystal Grey/Black, leather
#A3A1A0
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#483F3D
Ginger Beige/Black, leather
#9E8B7C
Ginger Beige/Black, leatherette
#B6A598
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leatherette
#9E8B7C
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#936555
designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#534A48
designo Porcelain/Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#E7DEDA