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2021 BMW X7 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Review

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2021 BMW
X7

MSRP*: $74,900 to $99,800
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLS 450

MSRP*: $76,000
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Invoice* $70,155 to $93,315 $71,440
MPG - City 15 - 19 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 24 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 90.4 ft3 84.7 ft3
Engine Inline-6, V-8 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 335 - 523 hp 362 hp
Towing Capacity 7,500 lbs 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 203.3 in 205.0 in
Exterior Width 78.7 in 77.0 in
Leg Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 41.9 in
Head Room Front 41.9 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 40.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 than in the BMW X7, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW X7 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X7 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the BMW X7 or the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the BMW X7 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X7 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the BMW X7 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Handling
The BMW X7 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the BMW X7 will do just as well as the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, since they have about the same towing capacity. The BMW X7 has a little less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X7 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X7 and the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450. The BMW X7 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Warranty
The BMW X7 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.