2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550

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$95,750

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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Third-row space and accessibility
  • Interior quality, amenities

The bad:

  • Leather upholstery not standard
  • V-8 gas mileage

1 trim

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Grand Edition appearance package available
  • Three-row seven-seat SUV
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • 577-hp AMG GLS 63 available

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class?

The seven-seat GLS-Class SUV has standard all-wheel drive, three rows of seats and three available engines, all with twin turbochargers. The GLS450 has a 362-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine, and the GLS550 has a 449-hp, twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8. As with other Mercedes models, the top-shelf version of the GLS-Class is a performance-oriented AMG edition: the AMG GLS63. It has a 577-hp, twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8. The GLS63 uses a seven-speed automatic transmission, and the others have a nine-speed automatic. Competitors include the Audi Q7, Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80 and Lexus LX 570.

What’s New on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class?

Mercedes says the Grand Edition appearance package introduced last year will be available for a limited time for the GLS450 and GLS550.

What Features in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Are Most Important?

All models have standard all-wheel drive and a long list of amenities, as you would expect with a starting price of more than $70,000. Standard features include an air suspension, a power liftgate, remote start and a power-folding third row. Leather upholstery, though, is optional, not standard. Also standard is automatic emergency braking, but blind spot warning and lane-keeping assist systems are optional.

Should I Buy the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class?

It’s big, roomy, luxurious and packs plenty of power and amenities, but the overall driving experience doesn’t make us want to rush out and buy one. If you’re shopping this class, check out some of the competition before deciding.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

No doubt the right car

This car is very good. Does meet my needs . A car that you can give to ur family members ur kids and u have peace of mind that u are giving the best car .

5.0

Love it.

Great vehicle. We do a lot of traveling. We have a “S Class” but doesn’t have the room to carry all the stuff we take on a month trip. The GLS will certainly meet the need and provide the comfort of a luxuary sedan.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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