2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
When people think of Mercedes-Benz, many will simply just think luxury. They don’t really comprehend just how many levels of luxury there are. You can have high-performance luxury with Mercedes-Benz. You can have elegant luxury with Mercedes-Benz. You can even get rugged, off-roading luxury with Mercedes-Benz! The same holds true for the brand’s SUVs. There isn’t just one type of luxury SUV in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. That is why we have put together this helpful 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class comparison for those of you trying to decide between the two popular models.
*For this comparison we pit the 2017 GLS550 up against the 2016 G550
Both of these vehicles pack a pretty powerful punch under the hood. Below is a table that breaks down some of the important specs of each SUV’s engine and powertrain:
|2017 GLS550||2016 G550|
|4.7L V8 Biturbo||Engine||4.0L V8 Biturbo|
|449 hp, 516 lb-ft of torque||Engine Output||416 hp, 450 lb-ft of torque|
|5.2 seconds||0-60 mph||5.8 seconds|
|14-mpg city, 18-mpg hwy||Fuel Economy||13-mpg city, 14-mpg hwy|
|2017 GLS550||vs||2016 G550|
|202.6 inches||Length||187.6 inches|
|72.8 inches||Height||76.9 inches|
|84.3 inches||Width||80.9 inches|
|121.1 inches||Wheelbase||112.2 inches|
|41.2/40.0/38.9 inches||Headroom (1st/2nd/3rd row)||42.2/40.0 inches|
|40.3/38.5/35.0||Legroom (1st/2nd/3rd row)||52.5/41.9 inches|
|93.8 cubic-feet||Max Cargo Capacity||75.1 cubic-feet|
Features and Technology
Despite many other differences, one area that both the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class have in common is the features and technology that each has available. Both come equipped with power-adjustable seats, the mbrace Connect Package, a high-resolution color screen, the COMAND system with central controller, and a rearview camera.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS starts at $93,850, while the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class starts at $119,900
As you can see, the biggest differences in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class comparison were in the two vehicles’ powertrains, sizes, and in their starting prices. That is because with the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, you are getting a more rugged and durable SUV. This is one that you can take off-roading, and have a bit of fun with no matter where you are.
Meanwhile, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS is more of your luxurious relaxation SUV. This is a vehicle that we would not recommend to go try and take up the side of a mountain, but if you buy one that choice is up to you. The GLS is one that would be perfect as a daily driver or for long road trips, especially if you opt for the rear seat entertainment system.
If you would like to learn more about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class comparison, please get in touch with one of our Loeber Motors’ sales team members. They can also set you up in a test drive in either vehicle.