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2020 Ford Expedition Max vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Review

New 2020 Ford Expedition Max

2020 Ford
Expedition Max

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLS 450

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MSRP*
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$55,835 to $80,110
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$75,950
Invoice* $53,602 to $76,699 $71,393
MPG - City 16 - 17 19
MPG - Hwy 21 - 23 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
The Ford Expedition Max offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford Expedition Max 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 Ford Expedition Max 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Expedition Max will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Expedition Max is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Expedition Max is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Expedition Max, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Expedition Max transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Handling
The Ford Expedition Max has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Ford Expedition Max, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450. The Ford Expedition Max has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Utility
The Ford Expedition Max offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Expedition Max, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Expedition Max is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.