2017 GLS 550

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550

$59,783 - $103,806  MSRP Range
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550

Review Score

5.0 out of 5 stars

5.0

5 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
5 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.6 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.8 out of 5 stars Interior Design
5 out of 5 stars Reliability
5 out of 5 stars Performance
5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Just ordered one!

by Wised from Wisconsin on Wed Oct 25 2017

We were looking for a seven passenger AWD SUV that could actually accommodate seven adults. The Q7 rear seats are kids only and the 3.0 twin turbo engine was just adequate. The Escalade drives horribly and is a monument to useless bling. The GLS 550 was the solution. Big enough for seven adults with still room left over for luggage. Excellent access to the third row with one button push. Though some of the dash controls are not up to S class standards the rest of the interior is more than up to the luxury "test". Up to date tech all around. The engine provides acceleration that puts some pony cars to shame. Handling with the adaptive sway bars is unbelievable for a vehicle that weighs almost three tons, on par with some sporty mid size sedans. Though expensive at more than 100K it is still competitive pricewise with the Escalade, Lexus LX and infinity Q80, all of which are much dynamically inferior truck chassis, not to mention slower and just as thirsty.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

Great car, luxury with room to haul.

by thekidrep from on Wed Apr 19 2017

This is a fantastic car and room for a large family. Very luxurious and still lots of space for passengers. Drives like the E-class and handles superbly. Everything about it is fantastic.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

Nice Car

by Brodie5050 from Boca Raton on Mon Nov 07 2016

They are reliable and good family transportation. This not the first time we bought this car so we know it quite well. I feel it is safe for my family.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

Very reliable.

by Souza from Tehachapi on Tue Feb 20 2018

Used on long trips with family. Great highway fun and comfortable vehicle. Amazing powerful Engine. Great acceleration for its size. Lots of room and loaded with technology.

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5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Car

by mjmartens from Myrtle Beach SC on Mon Sep 18 2017

It is wonderful, beautiful car, drove like a glove. Seemed it drove almost my itself. Amazing what they can do not days

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Our Take on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550

The verdict:

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class elevates family hauling to new heights in terms of practicality, but it still leaves room for improvement.

Versus the competition:

Less bulky than the full-size SUVs from Cadillac and Infiniti, the GLS-Class delivers unexpected utility, but drivability falters in this year’s refresh.

Don’t let the new name fool you. The GLS-Class is a mild update, not a full redesign, of the second-generation GL-Class that began with the 2013 model year. The name is simply a result of Mercedes’ nomenclature overhaul. Compare the two SUVs here.

The GLS-Class comes with a V-6 (GLS450) or V-8 (GLS550) engine, both turbocharged. There’s also a GLS350d with a turbo-diesel V-6, but, as of this writing, it’s awaiting EPA clearance amid heightened scrutiny over all things diesel. All-wheel drive and seating for seven are standard; you can compare trim levels here.

Cars.com covers the high-performance AMG GLS63 separately in its Research section.

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