2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
- 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
- Many desirable features don't come standard
- Large price jump from GLS 450 to GLS 550
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class pricingin Ashburn, VA
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite GLS-Class safety features:
- Crosswind Stabilization
- Helps drivers keep their car going straight down the road by monitoring vehicle sensors and reacting to crosswinds.
- Active Parking Assist
- Lets you know when a parking spot is big enough for the car and helps the driver parallel park into the space.
- Active Blind-Spot Assist
- Warns you when a vehicle is in your blind spot. Can also help prevent accidents by steering back into the lane.
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class for Sale
Formerly known as the GL-Class, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class reflects the brand's belief that it's the S-Class of SUVs. Thanks to a bevy of year-over-year upgrades, the GLS-Class appears to have properly earned this designation, and it's one of the most desirable models Mercedes-Benz has to offer.
While styling cues and mechanical systems return unchanged, there's much more going on behind the scenes. The nine-speed automatic transmission available across the line (with the exception of the AMG version) is simply superb. There's also an upgraded infotainment system that features a large central display, a touchpad and an optional upgrade to Apple CarPlay.
The interior is typical GLS style, with premium vinyl upholstery and genuine wood trim and featuring a three-spoke steering wheel (a racy flat-bottomed version is available with the AMG model). The third row of the GLS-Class can even comfortably accommodate adult passengers. And thanks to smooth engines, and an even smoother suspension, the 2018 GLS is as quiet as GLs of the past.
The 2018 GLS-Class is available in three different trim levels, from the standard GLS 450 to the high-performance AMG GLS 63. In between lies the GLS 550, which adds the many premium options from the 450, then tacks on more — including wood steering-wheel inserts. There's even an Off-Road package available that, among other things, adds a dual-range transfer case and front underbody protection so you can choose the road less traveled.
Performance-wise, the GLS-Class drives with a considerable amount of agility, belying its massive size. The GLS 450's 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 produces 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, while the GLS 550's 5.5-liter twin turbo V8 produces 449 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the AMG GLS 63 drives the big SUV with 577 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque and sport-tuned suspension.
The new GLS-Class is well deserving of the S-Class designation because there really is no other SUV like it when it comes to luxury, driving experience and technology. Edmunds will help you find the right trim and packages — and the right price — to make the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class yours.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Overview
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include GLS 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), GLS 550 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 9A), and GLS 63 AMG 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A).
What do people think of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 GLS-Class 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 GLS-Class.
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class GLS 550 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 9A)Available Inventory:
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