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Completely redesigned for 2020, the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is poised to remain one of today’s most coveted large SUVs. Its extravagant interior and muscular powertrain help create the ultimate family hauler. While the GLS-Class has an extremely pleasant ride on the street, a standard 4MATIC AWD system enables you to go off-road and face snowy conditions. Folks who need to haul a load can take full advantage of the SUV’s truck-like towing capabilities.
What’s New for 2020?
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a fully redesigned model. Aside from an updated infotainment system, it also brings a new performance-boosting hybrid system. Fresh styling further highlights the SUV’s big changes.
What Styles Does It Come In?
The new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a luxury SUV with three rows of seats. Optional second-row captain's chairs reduce passenger capacity to six people. Mercedes-Benz’s 4MATIC AWD system is standard on both of the available trims.
What Are the Available Trims?
There are only two trims in the new lineup. Even the base GLS 450 model offers a compelling level of luxury. Aside from nice creature comforts like heated front seats and two-zone automatic climate control, buyers will also receive all of the latest high-tech features. Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX infotainment system treats users to a 12.3-inch HD touchscreen. Some of the other highlights include digital gauges, a 13-speaker Burmester premium stereo, and nine USB ports.
The Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 offers greater performance. It replaces the SUV’s standard inline-six engine with a more muscular V8 engine. A few upgraded features also come equipped on the GLS 580. Travelers will really enjoy the massaging front seats. Five-zone automatic climate control is a feature that every passenger will benefit from.
Virtually all of the GLS 580’s upgraded features are available on the GLS 480. However, both trims offer an Executive Rear Seat Package. It brings heated, ventilated, and massaging second-row seats. An exclusive E-Active Body Control is also on the SUV’s list of optional features.
The Mercedes GLS-Class’ Exterior
In comparison to the previous-generation GLS-Class, the new version has a more modern-looking exterior. A bold grille and a rugged skid plate dominate the front fascia. New LED lighting helps the latest GLS-Class to further stand out from last year’s model. It is also longer than before. Some of the most popular paint choices are still available, including Obsidian Black Metallic and Diamond White.
Some attractive appearance packages are available for the new GLS-Class. The AMG Line package makes the GLS-Class look racier and more aggressive. It brings a sporty body kit and performance AMG wheels. A Night package is also offered, which blacks out the SUV’s entire exterior.
A turbocharged inline-six engine with 362 horsepower is standard on the GLS 450. Mercedes-Benz also added a new mild-hybrid system called EQ Boost. It can add even more muscle in short bursts. With a tow rating of 7,700 pounds, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class can move loads like a pickup truck. While the GLS 450 posts a brisk 0-60 mph time of 5.9 seconds, stepping up to the GLS 480 gives you an additional kick. This model’s turbo V8 engine pushes out 483 horsepower, which results in an especially strong performance.
Expect the GLS-Class to offer agile handling for a seven-passenger SUV. Although the optional E-Active Body Control is a big expense, it takes ride comfort to the next stage. Activating the suspension’s Curve mode setting also gives the GLS-Class an even sportier feel. Although the GLS-Class isn’t the toughest model in the segment, drivers can take it on a rough trail.
Fuel economy for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is about average for the segment. Expect the GLS 450 to deliver a combined 21 mpg. Fuel economy for the stronger GLS 480 drops to a combined 18 mpg. Mercedes-Benz strongly suggests the use of premium gasoline.
Quality and Comfort
Like its closest competitors, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has a lavish cabin. Its overall build quality is among the best. Families will love the optional Executive Rear Seat Package Plus. Great passenger room adds to this SUV’s comfort. Although there’s less legroom in the third row, adults less than six feet tall should fit just fine.
While the federal government hasn’t given the new GLS-Class an official safety rating, a satisfying number of accident=avoidance features are standard. Highlights include Active Brake Assist, blind-spot monitoring, and parking assist. When traveling during windy conditions, Crosswind Assist will help keep the SUV stable. Smart cruise and active lane control are optional.The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class remains the automaker’s biggest SUV. It’s perfect for families who desire top-notch comfort and luxury. While the GLS-Class allows you to relax on the street, adventure seekers shouldn't hesitate to take it on a mountain trail. All of the latest technologies are offered, which seek to entertain and enhance safety.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
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Note: All Mercedes-Benz GLS Class MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.