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2021 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Review

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2021 Lincoln
Navigator

MSRP*: $76,705 to $98,655
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Picture of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLS 450

MSRP*: $76,000
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Invoice* $73,098 to $92,251 $71,440
MPG - City 16 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 20 - 22 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 8 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 103.4 ft3 84.7 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 450 hp 362 hp
Towing Capacity 6,200 - 8,300 lbs 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 210.0 in 205.0 in
Exterior Width 79.9 in 77.0 in
Leg Room Front 43.9 in
Rear 42.6 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 41.9 in
Head Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 40.0 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 40.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 Lincoln Navigator offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, with comparable head- and legroom. The Lincoln Navigator 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
With the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lincoln Navigator, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The Lincoln Navigator is somewhat more expensive 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 Lincoln Navigator is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Dimensions
Since the Lincoln Navigator is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lincoln Navigator, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Handling
The Lincoln Navigator 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
In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 is clearly the choice over the Lincoln Navigator for pulling heavy loads. The Lincoln Navigator has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Lincoln Navigator does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Utility
The Lincoln Navigator offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Lincoln Navigator has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

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