2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
MSRP range
$69,550 - $125,300
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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
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.

Simply amazing. Test drive it and you will know.
Jlo, 10/24/2017
Is this a car or a magic carpet? Truly it’s like an escalator that effortlessly lifts you along. We test drove and put a deposit on an Audi Q7. We didn’t want the stigma of a Mercedes and to hear comments from family or neighbors. My wife just wasn’t in love with the idea of the Q7 and neither was I. It was too small and lacked a spare tire. We finally said the heck with it and test drove the Benz. We knew immediately it was the right car for us and cancelled the Q7 order. I drive a Dodge Durango that is built on the same platform as the GLS. There is no comparison, the interior or the Benz is smaller because the body is made with more high-strength steel. This car is a vault and safety is my highest priority. I’m a cheapskate. But I will spend money for safety. Everything about this car is impeccable. The LED headlights amazing. Air suspension amazing, go off road and it raises the car 5 inches. Put it in sport mode and it keeps the car flat on winding roads. My wife is amazed by this car. She feels confident and assured. The only thing I don’t care for is the electronic interface and that is just a matter of reading the manual. I have no other complaints. It was expensive. But it is worth it to protect my family and to reward my wife for putting up with me. Test drive this car before you buy anything else. It is so easy and fun to drive.
Best Road Trip SUV
CW Kearney , 5/22/2018
This big SUV drives so easily and you don’t realize how big it is. Comfort and handling are the best. Safety systems work great. The amount of room for seven is great. With third and second row seats down you have a cavern! Have had it for one year and would not want anything but it on a long trip!
Early days, but love the GLS550
Matt M, 5/22/2018
Drives like a quick sedan, super comfortable, great interior and exterior looks. Downside of gas mileage on the 550 and I don’t know about reliability as it’s still early days.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$69,550
MPG
17 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
362 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$94,950
MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
449 hp @ 5250 rpm
MSRP
$125,300
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
577 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

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.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class for Sale

Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 2018 GLS 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)
New 2018
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
GLS 450 4MATIC
MSRP$79,340
Est.Loan: $1,408/mo
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Dealer Notes
This vehicle won't be on the lot long! Injecting sophistication and finesse into the fullsize SUV segment! Turbocharger technology provides forced air induction, enhancing performance while preserving fuel economy. Mercedes-Benz prioritized handling and performance with features such as: power moon roof, a power liftgate, and 1-touch window functionality. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the refined 6 cylinder engine, and load leveling rear suspension maintains a comfortable ride. Well tuned suspension and stability control deliver a spirited, yet composed, ride and drive We pride ourselves in the quality that we offer on all of our vehicles. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 2018 GLS 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)
New 2018
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
GLS 450 4MATIC
MSRP$80,470
Est.Loan: $1,427/mo
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Dealer Notes
19 x 8.5J Twin 5-Spoke Wheels, 3.27 Axle Ratio, 3rd row seats: split-bench, 4-Way Driver Lumbar Support, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 8 Speakers, 8 Color Display Upgrade, 8-Way Power Front Seats, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio, AM/FM/CD Radio, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Auto tilt-away steering wheel, Auto-dimming door mirrors, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Auto-leveling suspension, Automatic temperature control, Bodyside moldings, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Child-Seat-Sensing Airbag, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, DVD-Audio, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system: mbrace2, Eucalyptus Wood Trim, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest w/Storage, Front dual zone A/C, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter: Homelink, Genuine wood console insert, Genuine wood dashboard insert, Genuine wood door panel insert, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Seats, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Knee airbag, Leather steering wheel, Low tire pressure warning, MB-Tex Upholstery, Memory seat, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power adjustable front head restraints, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power Front Seats w/Driver Memory, Power Liftgate, Power moonroof, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Premium audio system: COMAND, Rain sensing wipers, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear fog lights, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only, Security system, Single CD Player, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel memory, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Variably intermittent wipers, and Weather band radio. *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, $925 freight (all new Mercedes-Benz models), any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Pricing and incentives may vary if vehicle is leased. Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 2018 GLS 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)
New 2018
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
GLS 450 4MATIC
MSRP$81,530
Est.Loan: $1,447/mo
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More about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

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)
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