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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450View 2019 Model Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Overview (See Available Styles)

  • GL renamed to GLS
  • Standard Twin-Turbo 3.0-liter V-6
  • New 8-inch multimedia display
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 is the flagship luxury SUV in the lineup. By renaming the GL to the GLS, Mercedes is signifying that the GLS-Class is the “S-Class of SUVs.” It competes with Audi Q7, BMW X6, and Lexus LX 570.

The GLS 450 retains the same appearance as the GL-Class from last year. It has a muscular, yet sleek design that features a bold front grille and chrome accents. Standard features include LED daytime running lights, power/heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, a power liftgate, a power moonroof, and 19-inch alloy wheels. Available features include active LED headlights, illuminated running boards, a panoramic moonroof, a trailer hitch receiver, and larger 20-inch alloy wheels.

Under the Hood
The GLS 450 is powered by a standard 369-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine mated to a new 9-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive (AWD). Fuel efficiency for the GLS 450 is an EPA-estimated 17/21 mpg city/highway.

Inside, the GLS 450 has a luxurious 7-passenger cabin with a 60/40 split-folding second-row seat and a 50/50 split-folding third-row seat. The second- and third-row seats can fold down for a maximum cargo capacity of 93.8 cubic feet. The standard COMAND center console features a new 8-inch color display, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and an optional navigation system. Mercedes is also offering free 5-year service of mbrace Connect, which includes iPhone/Android remote vehicle controls, internet access for information and notifications, local search to places of interest, speed alert, roadside assistance, valet protection, and other features. Other standard features include power/heated front seats, three-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, and push-button start. Leather upholstery, heated/cooled front cup holders, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a memory seat, a cabin-air purification system, a rear seat entertainment system with dual-display screens, and a Bang
and Olufsen premium audio system are also available.

Standard safety features include a backup camera, forward collision warning, active brake assist, and driver drowsiness monitoring. A blindspot monitoring system, lane keep assist, park assist, a surround view camera system for parking and slow driving, adaptive cruise control, and autonomous braking are also available.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 19 MPG
  • Highway: 22 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

24 of 24 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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