2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

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Dealership Experience

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Best Large Premium SUV of 2018

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS after 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Vehicle maneuverability
  • Feeling of safety when driving the vehicle

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's navigation system
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle

Performance Specs

MPG City

13 - 17


18 - 22


362 - 577


7 speed, Automatic w/OD, 9 speed, Automatic w/OD


Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8


All Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Review

This is the S-Class of SUVs. The Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV offers more capability than most drivers will ever need and enough luxury to keep all seven passengers comfortable—no matter where you happen to end up. Choose from three models: the GLS 450 the GLS 550 and the epic AMG GLS 63. Power comes from a bi-turbo V-6 or one of two bi-turbo V-8s and one of those V-8s is handcrafted by AMG. 4MATIC all-wheel drive is standard. Your GLS SUV is rugged but it’s still a Mercedes-Benz. And the Easy Entry second-row seat4 slides forward so every luxurious seat in all three rows is easy to get to—from either side . And from Mercedes Me and mbrace connectivity to the available COMAND hard-drive navigation to the suite of standard and available Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive features you’ll stay connected and protected. Choose from a variety of colors options and Genuine Mercedes-Benz Accessories and build a GLS SUV that’s all yours. The Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV. Well beyond practical.
With Mercedes Me and mbrace services you’re connected to your Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV—even when you’re nowhere near it. Standard Mercedes-Benz mbrace Connect turns your smartphone into a remote control for your SUV. Available mbrace Entertainment adds a WiFi hotspot iHeart Radio and more. Available mbrace Secure notifies authorities if you’re in an accident and helps you find your car if it’s stolen. And available mbrace Concierge connects you to a real live person who can help you make dinner reservations travel arrangements and much more . The Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV. Bask in the luxury of technology.
The Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV has plenty of technology to keep your family safe. Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive features use stereoscopic cameras and long short and multi-range radar sensors to help you stay aware of what’s around you. Active Brake Assist scans the road ahead for cars you’re approaching too quickly. Attention Assist senses when you’re getting drowsy behind the wheel. Available features include Active Blind Spot Assist Active Lane Keeping Assist and more. The Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV. Because safety is the ultimate luxury .
The Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV can trace its heritage back to the very first motorsports victory. The GLS 450’s V-6 starts things of with 362 horsepower. The GLS 550 brings a 449-horse 4.7 liter bi-turbo V-8; or go for 577 horsepower’s worth of handcrafted glory with the AMG 63’s 5.5-liter V-8. Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC all-wheel-drive puts all that power to the ground no matter the conditions and available AMG active suspension and Active Curve System make sure every corner knows who’s in the driver’s seat . The Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV. Racing heritage with real-world performance.

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